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29 Year Old Kenyan Woman Dies After Donating Kidney to Her Uncle



Rehema KaniniA 29-year-old Kenyan woman lost her life while trying to save her uncle’s life.

 Rehema Kanini

The woman, Rehema Kanini, died at an Indian hospital on August 7th 2014 – three days after donating a kidney to her ill uncle, The Star reports. Her uncle survived the operation.

After the laparoscopic surgical procedure, Kanini seemed fine. She was reportedly in high spirits and very happy about the fact that she’d been able to save her uncle.

However, things started to change three days after the operation. She began to complain of dizziness and chest pains.

She was then taken to the hospital, but her condition continued to worsen. The doctors were unable to save her life.

A post-mortem report revealed that “a blood clot had blocked her main artery to the kidney and suffocated other main organs such as the brain, heart and lungs.”

Kanini has been described by her family and friends, as a selfless and compassionate individual. Her father had passed away a year ago due to heart failure. And so, when she heard that her uncle had been diagnosed with kidney malfunction, and would need an urgent transplant, she was determined to help save his life.

One of her last few posts on Facebook was: “If only we treated others like we would want to be treated, the world would be a happier place.”

Although Kanini’s death has caused sadness, her selfless acts serve as a source of inspiration to humanity.

R.I.P Rehema.

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  1. Olumayowa Owolabi

    September 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    RIP. Kind Soul.

    • iba

      September 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      RIP kind soul.

  2. Gorgeous

    September 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    My Goodness. What a tragedy. RIP sweet lady. Your type is rare in this world. 🙁

  3. Nwa

    September 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Ohhhh!! So sad R.I.P. You are truly compassionate

  4. bake

    September 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    very kind soul…………… are in a better place RIP

  5. jenny

    September 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    what a heart so caring continue to rest in theLORD

  6. ATL

    September 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Enjoy heaven my dear, its where you should be….

  7. Changing Faces

    September 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    R.I.P… such a sweet and selfless act! may God console her family.

  8. truth

    September 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Happened to a cousin of mine, after being matched to our other cousin. He received the kidney and died the next day

  9. tee gal

    September 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    RIP,rehema kanini

  10. ify

    September 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    chai!!!!!!! RIP Rehema Kanini.

  11. eze

    September 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    RIP and may God bless you.

  12. Loulou

    September 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Eternal rest grant her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in Peace, Amen!

  13. pd

    September 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! Really sad.R.I.P kind lady…..

  14. @edDREAMZ

    September 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm


  15. chiomzy

    September 3, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Aww, so painful. RIP dear

  16. Cynthia

    September 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This brought tears, but I’ll take consolation in the fact that you are with the angels.RIP

  17. sodipo omotayo

    September 3, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    may she found grace nd joy with rest in heaven,human like her is hard to in peace my sister.

  18. Gbemmy

    September 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm


  19. Dr. N

    September 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    O ni! So very sad! Selflessness at it’s peak. I hope her family has d fortitude to bearnthis tragic loss

    • don kaamax

      October 11, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Thanx my dear. Am her elder brother, and after one year and some months after her departure, we thank God that we have accepted the reality of her passing on.

  20. pat

    September 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Rehema, RIP and in the bosom of the lord. People like u are very rare.


    September 4, 2014 at 3:58 am

    RIP ma.

  22. Diamond

    September 4, 2014 at 4:06 am

    am in Tears R.i.p

  23. Grown Woman

    September 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    So sad, May you always R.I.P Rehema

  24. chizzy

    September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    R.I.P Rehema

  25. cynthia

    September 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

    R.I.P God will use heaven to reward u.

  26. Blessing

    September 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

    May her sweet soul rest in peace.

  27. pretti

    September 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    so sad, R.I.P

  28. Queen

    September 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    So sad. May her soul rest in peace

  29. Ibiene Pepple

    September 4, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Its sad that u passed away but ur kindness will always live in the hearts of men. RIP K

  30. ORangi

    September 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

    “If only we treated others like we would want to be treated, the world would be a happier place.” RIP dear

  31. Lois

    September 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
    Her reward surely shall be great in Paradise.

  32. Rhoda ngulu

    September 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    May your kind and gentle soul rest in perfect peace,!!!

  33. Staykul

    September 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    May this lady’s gentle and caring soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. This calls for sober reflection.

  34. Mabel

    September 5, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Sad to hear. All surgery come with a possibility for a poor outcome. I am sure they made her well aware of the risks of such a major surgery. I wish the uncle all the best, he will likely live with the guilt for the rest of his days, two lives have been irrevocably changed by this surgery.

  35. don kaamax

    August 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Very overwhelmed by your comments. This happens to be my thirdborn sibling in our family, and I am the firstborn. Thanks a lot, and may my sister’s soul REST IN PEACE.

  36. Shalom Nyakio..

    August 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Rest in peace my dear friend.. you are dearly missed.. sometimes I think about you and tears still flow like u left us yesterday.. thank you for giving us your best while you were with us. Rest in peace

  37. Ken Gitahi

    August 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Just like Christ, you gave out your life so that someone else may live. I still remember our last chat and how confident you were of your kind decision. May you continue resting in peace with the angels till we meet again.

  38. Mercies G

    July 3, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    You will always be remembered for your kindness and your quiet spirit… Continue resting in peace.

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