A Kenyan Truck Driver Dies In Florida In His Truck…

Posted on August 10, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A Kenyan truck driver who was working over the road (long distance) was found dead in his cab in Gainesville, Florida on Sunday 07/27/08. His name is Samuel Nyambagera Ogari of a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Confirmed sources indicate that he left Arizona with a load that he delivered on 07/25/08 Friday night at 10.00PM at Wal-Mart distribution center in Gainesville.

After he delivered the load and was empty he pulled his rig on the side of the road a place seen from Wal-mart facility to take a nap before he could be dispatched by his brokers to the next destination. Since Friday night when he went to sleep he never woke up until he was found on Sunday 10.00AM by a worker from Wal-mart who saw him deliver and pull his rig on the side of the road on Friday and was suspicious forcing him to check on him and found him dead.

According to the investigator from medical examiner’s office Steve Harvey “ He owned his own company known as Nyke Transport. When he went to sleep although Florida is hot his truck was not running making his body partially decomposed from the heat as the aircondition was also not working. His truck is a single bunk and no forced entry making us to believe without the results from the examiner that it was a natural dead. All his properties are secure in his truck”.

Gainesville township is off US Hwy 301 where he died. He came to USA a student in 1997. The hard problem Kenyans will face on this is that Kenyans in Oklahoma are not united as other states; making several questions linger into people’s minds whether his body should be shipped directly to Kenya from Florida or be taken to Oklahoma then Kenya.

His younger brother Nicholas Nyambagera who is an F-1 student in Oklahoma has little to say since this was not expected. He is requesting Kenyans to give him assistance for the funeral home costs and transporting the body to Kenya. Samuel’s body is still at the medical examiner’s office until preliminary results are determined as the cause of his dead.

No relative has travelled Florida to view his body due to limited funds.

Most truck drivers prefer independence of their business attracting many to be independent in trucking industry but lately drivers have been hit hard by the cost of fuel. Samuel is believed to be in his early 40s and has never gone back to Kenya since he came to USA. He is married with one child.

How you can help;

Contact any of the committee members below;

Nicholas Nyambagera 405 -269- 4079
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