Delphina Wambui Ngigi memorial service

The Kenyan asylum seeker died just three days after she landed in Canada

Delphina Ngigi

A service to celebrate Delphina’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Dominion Church International Toronto, 2256 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON M9M 1L7.

Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed immediately by the service from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Delphina will be buried in Kenya at a later date.

Please continue to pray for the family and offer financial support towards the funeral expenses by e-transfer to: [email protected]  

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn – Romans 12:15.


Delphina Ngigi, a Kenyan asylum seeker died just three days after she landed in Canada.

Delphina arrived at a Greater Toronto Area shelter at 1767 Dundas Street E. at about 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 and was forced to wait outside in the cold for hours, before she was let into the lobby at about 8 p.m. 

Delphina spent the night there and collapsed when she was taking a shower in the shelter the next day. She was taken to hospital shortly afterwards, was still awake and conscious at 2 p.m., but died there just after 4:30 p.m. Her cause of death has not yet been released.

Delphina, 46, was a widowed mother to four children, all still in Kenya.

Delphina is the second asylum seeker to have died in a roughly three-month span. In November, another asylum seeker, a Nigerian man, died outside of the same shelter. 


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