Juliet’s Body To Be Present At Friday Memorial

JULIET COMMITTEE IN STOCKHOLM

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Wednesday September 6th 2006

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PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEASE…PRESS RELEAS

FOR IMMEDIATE INTERNATIONAL RELEASE

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MEMORIAL SERVICE AT ST. KLARA KYKAN FOR THE LATE JULIET KAVINGA, A 35 YEAR OLD KENYAN WHO WAS MURDERED IN SWEDEN IN MAY LAST YEAR

Juliet Kavinga, a 35 year old Kenyan who was 8 months pregnant, was murdered in May last year and his body dumped at Lake Mälaren in Stockholm.

After news about her death came up in the Swedish media, an ad hoc Committee called the “Juliet Committee in Stockholm” was set up by the Kenya Social Forum in Sweden (Kesofo) and friends principally to raise funds for the transportation of Juliet’s body to Kenya and to organize a memorial service for her here in Sweden.

On Friday the 8th of September, a Memorial service will be held for Juliet at St Clara Kyrka in Central Stockholm (Address S:ta Klara Östra kyrkogatan) from 18.00, Tube: T-Centralen. The Committee has organized for Juliet’s body to be present at the Church during the memorial service although there will be no viewing.

On Saturday September 2nd, the Juliet committee mobilized Kenyans and friends who raised 37.000 kr for the transportation of Juliet’s body to Kenya for burial as per her family’s desire.

The Juliet Committee has finalized deliberations between the Swedish authorities, the Kenyan Embassy in Stockholm and Fidelia AB to enable Juliet’s body to be flown to Kenya next week for burial.

The Juliet Committee thanks everybody who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Memorial service takes place and that enough money is raised to give Juliet a decent burial in her ancestral home in Kenya.

For further information, contact:

Daniel Mwaura, Chairperson, Juliet Committee in Stockholm, Mobile: 0736694039, Mwaos20@hotmail.com

Okoth Osewe, Secretary, Juliet Committee in Stockholm, Mobile: 0736533068, makosewe@gmail.com 

Pastor Beatrice Kamau, Swahili congregation, St Klara church – Stockholm, Mobile: 0739394354, Pastor_bea@hotmail.com

CC:

Swedish print and electronic media, Kenyan press, Swedish and Immigrant organizations in Sweden, Swedish government agencies, Kenyan and African communities in Sweden, other interested parties.

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