Former mentor raising funds to send fatally shot Ottawa teen Leslie Mwakio’s body to Kenya

During these 5 years I was Leslie's Big bother, I came to know him as a kind, smart and helping young man.

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My name is Andrew MacDonald,  starting in 2007 through to 2012 I had a little brother through Big Brothers / Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ottawa, named Leslie Mwakio.

On Tuesday December 6th, 2016 this 17-year-old boy was shot and murdered in his car on Bayswater Avenue near Laurel Street resulting in Ottawa’s 20th homicide of the year.

Leslie’s family is from Kenya and in their tradition they would like to send his body home to rest with other members of his family.  The family is looking for a way to help fund this $10,000  expense to ship his body to Kenya. Donate on the Gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sending-leslies-body-back-to-kenya

leslieFinal arrangement and funding is needed before December 25th, 2016 “Christmas Day” for us to put Leslie to rest at home.During these 5 years I was Leslie’s Big bother, I came to know him as a kind, smart and helping young man. His life was cut short at only 17 years of age.  The financial burden of putting Leslie to rest is the last thing his family needs to deal with at this time of suffering.  So please help me help them for Leslie’s sake.

Any amount will help, so consider donating $5, $10 or whatever you are able to provide to help us reach our goal.

Help spread the word!
~Wakenya Canada

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