The dismembered body of Nche Solange Emilia, arrived the Douala International Airport in Cameroon this Tuesday, October 30.
Her remains were finally transported to Cameroon after series of distress calls from relatives and gender activists.
At the forefront of this struggle to repatriate the corpse of Nche Solange Emilia is one of Cameroon’s finest bloggers and Feminist, Henriette Thatcher.
She recounted the state in which the corpse was found in a facebook post. She writes:
“The most horrific Kuwait story and experience of all time.
“Solange’s body opened from the throat to the vagina. Everything inside her is missing including her tongue, vagina. Her ears are bleeding. Buttocks covered with fresh wounds.
“I am too shocked to write.
We are at the Bonassama District hospital mortuary, where the world is shouting.”
Her corpse arrived Cameroon after Cameroonians in Kuwait and other well wishers unanimously contributed That’s how unable her family was to afford for her repatriation cost.
What happened to Nche Solange Emilia in Kuwait?
23-year-old Nche Solange Emilia left Cameroon on September 20, 2018 for greener pastures in Kuwait, and her family got news of her death, on September 30 – 10 days after.
The initial cause of her death, was said to be hard labour, but information from other Cameroonians in Kuwait said she left Cameroon with a lung disease, and upon arrival with the climate change, her condition worsened and her host took her to the hospital, where she was operated and died hours later.
“Her host on the other hand says she had a heart issue and was NEVER operated,” wrote Henriette Thatcher when news of Solange’s death broke.
Henriette Thatcher in an attempt to clear the air contacted the husband of Nche Solange Emilia with whom she has two kids.
“I got in contact with a Cameroonian here, who facilitated the travel documentation procedure for my wife. He requested for her passport and a photo of her, which we gave him and he sent to the agent in Kuwait Ahmad Hassan. Ahmad did everything he was to do, and sent back the passport and flight tickets, for my wife and one other lady.
“I accompanied my wife to the airport on Thursday September 20th. On Friday September 21st(as confirmed by Agent Ahmad Hassan on his Facebook post) , she called me that they had arrived the airport and were waiting for their hosts to come and pick them up.
She called me again that she was at her host’s house and described them as a young couple with a small baby that she was going to be babysitting. We communicated frequently, and she did not tell me she was suffering of any illness, because my wife left Cameroon strong and healthy.
“On Friday September 28, she left me a voice message that that she was not feeling fine and that her host was taking her to the hospital. When I called back, he host replied that she left the phone at home when she was going to the hospital but that he would take the phone to her later.
On Sunday September 30th, they took the phone to my wife in the hospital, and I spoke with her. She complained that she suddenly had a sharp pain at the back of her neck and it was affecting her heart. I asked her in my local way if she was sure it was not gastric pains. But said she was feeling better. She even jumped down from the bed during our video call and stretched herself to assure me she was fine.
The next news I got on that same Sunday 30th September was that she had died. I called her host to ask what killed her, and he said she had heart problem and died. About news that she died from an operation, the host said he was not aware of any such operations. I was the one informing him I was told my wife was operated upon, but he said there was no operation.
The host linked me with someone who told me that my wife’s body will be sent to me next Sunday October 28. Madam, my only concern is to have my wife’s body brought back home for proper burial,” the devastated husband explained.
The funeral program is not known as officials of the Judicial Police are in charge of the matter.