Kenyan Student Drowns 3 Months After Settling in Australia

Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen, A Kenyan studying in Catholic University-North Sydney, Australia lost her life on Tuesday after drowning.

Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen was on a swimming excursion with friends at the beach. She was still new in the country after arriving in Australia in November 2022.

Officers from The Traffic and Highway Patrol entered the water along with members of the public and commenced to search the water and managed to bring her to the shoreline.

Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen a Kenyan student drowns in Australia
Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen a Kenyan student drowns in Australia

NSW Ambulance paramedics performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but she could not be revived.

Her family back at Moiben Uasin Gishu county have set up a GoFundMe page to collect money and are targeting to raise Sh2.5 million (AUD$20,000) to enable her body repatriated to Kenya.

This is the second drowning incident involving Kenyans abroad. Last year, a Kenyan lady downed in Canada while swimming.

The horrific death of Hellen Wendy occured in a Swimming pool where she drowned as she streamed on Facebook her live swimming session.

Hellen Wendy 24, was a a nurse in Canada and she had travelled in 2018. According to her father, she was the family’s hope. She had been supporting her family and even paying her own school fees.

May their souls rest in peace.

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