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Tony Weru: Nyeri man succumbs to COVID-19 hours after predicting own death on Facebook

A young farmer from Mweiga Town, Nyeri county has died hours after predicting his death in a Facebook group.

According to a report by TUKO, the farmer, Tony Weru was on Tuesday, March 30 rushed to Nyeri Provincial Hospital after developing breathing complications.

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Upon arrival at the hospital at about 10am, he was immediately put on oxygen.

On the evening of the aforesaid day, Weru made a post in Digital Farmers Facebook group saying he had contracted COVID-19 but he didn’t know where he contracted it from.

“COVID-19 is real, if I die, I don’t know where I contracted it,” he wrote.

Moments later, he made another post bidding the group members a goodbye.

Weru shared a photo wearing a mask with a seemingly sweaty face.

“I’m leaving you through COVID,” he wrote.

He was later pronounced dead.

The departed young farmer was known for his strawberry farming and beekeeping expertise.

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This came about five months after a man from Kianderi in Tetu, Nyeri County died barely a month after predicting his own death.

The young man identified as Kelvoh Kanambo predicted his death on Thursday, October 29, according to a post on his Facebook account.

He wrote that he will be visiting a place soon, adding that he will miss his friends.

“Hey guys there is a place I want to go soon for sure I will miss you but don’t worry I will be coming to greet you),” he posted.

A week later, Kanambo made another post wishing his friends an early Merry Christmas and happy new year.

“Merry Christmas and Happy Year 2021. 1 will not longer adhere to the normal calendar…Doing thing’s on my own,” he wrote on Thursday, November 5.

In yet another similar case reported by, a Meru man died exactly a year after predicting own death on Facebook.

Abdulmalik Juma Baitairi foresaw his death in August 2019, and lost his life in August 1, 2020.

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According to the family, the deceased had a pancreatic disorder which suddenly worsened shortly after he had been admitted to a Nairobi Hospital.

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