- The plight of the man had been brought to light after a public report was circulated by his unnamed girlfriend, calling for his relatives to be identified and come to his rescue
- The report had said that the explosion left Chege with extensive burns and doctors had to induce coma as part of treatment.
Police have found the family of a Kenyan man who has been stuck in a Mexican hospital with no loved one to care for him after getting injured in an explosion.
Francis Kamau Chege was severely burnt from unclear explosive mid last month and was taken to a hospital in the Mexican city of Guadalajara where he was living when the accident happened.
But with no relative to look after him, a public appeal was made to find his family.
Now, police source say the man has been identified to be hailing from Kibichoi Mkorokoro village in Githunguri, Kiambu county. His family has been informed about his status.
It was not immediately possible to get in touch with the family for their plans going forward.
“The [man] has been identified. He is from Kibichoi Mkorokoro village [in Githunguri] and his family has been informed,” a brief report from the police said.
The plight of the man had been brought to light after a public report was circulated by his unnamed girlfriend, calling for his relatives to come to his rescue.
The report had said that the explosion left Chege with extensive burns and doctors had to induce coma as part of treatment.
It is not clear yet what the nature of the explosion was and what caused it, as well as the extent of his injuries.
The girlfriend had said she had unsuccessfully tried to establish contact with the man's family in Kenya and Australia.
“We need an emergency public announcement in Kenya and Australia for families of one Francis Kamau Chege who resides in Guadalajara city of Mexico. Apparently, he was involved in an explosion on Friday 24, 2023 and sustained extensive burns. His girlfriend said Francis is in a medically induced coma,” the report says.
It is not known yet if the woman is a Kenyan or Mexican. The names of Chege’s parents were given in the announcement as John Chege Wainaina and Lucy Wairimu Kiarie.
Those with information, including the man’s family members, are requested to contact the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC or reach out to one Debra Hernandez whose contact is +5255 722 9 3247.
The Star’s multiple attempts to reach the number for further details about the man bore no fruit as the owner did not pick calls or respond to text messages.