Brian Nyawade Owino, who went missing in Berlin on 29 December 2017, was reported dead on 5 January. Circumstances surrounding his death are still not clear. Following is the Press and Community Communiqué of the Kenyan Community, PEACE and The VOICE Refugee Forum Berlin on the sad event:
Brian Nyawade Owino (26), an African asylum seeker from Kenya went missing and supposedly later found dead. He came to Germany in August 2017, less than 5 months to the time of his death
Brian left his friend’s place at about 2.45 pm on the 29th of December 2017 to visit another friend but never arrived his destination. Reports coming to us is that his body was later found at the Ostkreuz S-Bahnhof on that same day at about 10pm. Causes of his death are still sketchy.
Brian was reported missing by friends of his Community and Asylum camp to the administration of the camp a few days after they heard nothing from him and his phone was off. This was unusual for him and his friends were worried, doing everything to find him.
Reports also coming to us from the Kenyan Community is that when Brian’s corpse was found, he had a document that indicated his address in Wünsdorf-Waldstadt in the camp where he lived and was registered but friends were only informed about Brian’s demise almost 2 weeks later, precisely on the 11th of January.
There are rumours going on about another African, a Cameroonian, who is in coma somewhere in the hospital (not known) who might have also been connected to Brian’s demise. There are a lot of unanswered questions and the Kenyan Community in particular and the African/Black Community are calling on all who have any relevant information concerning Brian to contact us.
The Kenyan Community in Berlin is still in the process of identifying Brian Nyawade Owino’s remains and hope that in the coming days they are going to get answers from the police in Berlin to further decipher the puzzle. We also hope that the video material of the reported day of death from the S-Bahn Ostkreuz (Berlin) would still be intact and untampered with.
The Kenyan Community has called for a fundraising event on the 20th of January 2018 (Saturday) at the Kameruner Str. 5, 13351 Berlin. Time of Event is 4pm to 6pm. This would enable the Community to send back the remains of Brian to Kenya.
You can contribute through this account information below, which was accepted by the Kenyan Community to be used for this urgency.
Name: FÖRDERVEREIN THE VOICE E.V.
(provisory account for PEACE – Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment)
IBAN: DE21 2605 0001 0000 1400 61
Keywords: Brian Nyawade Owino
If you are in Berlin, you can also pass by the Massai Afroshop (Barfusstr 4, 13349 Berlin) anytime to contribute or donate in cash
You will be duly informed of the circumstances of our brother’s death the moment we know more.
Thanks for your support in advance.
On Behalf of the Kenyan Communities and African/Black Communities in Berlin/Germany.
Stay ALERT and VIGILANT.
Touch ONE, touch ALL.
Some information that might be related to the case: https://www.bz-berlin.de/liveticker/unglueck-am-ostkreuz
Contribution call: https://www.facebook.com/peace.int.org/posts/1711739402182328
Berlin, 16 January 2018