Kenyan family face $50,000 cost to bring son’s body home from Perth

The family of a 25-year-old man who died in a car crash are facing a $50,000 hurdle to bring his body home to Kenya from Perth.

Brian Kipyego moved to Perth six years ago.

He died on Sunday when his Commodore spun out of control and crashed into a tree on Thomas Road in the suburb of Orelia.

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Brian Kipyego died in a car crash in Perth's southern suburbs.

He was just five minutes from home.

"It is devastating, especially for the family," Mr Kipyego's cousin Daniel said.

"It is something you cannot even want to imagine."

"He passed on without even getting married. He passed on without achieving what he came here to do," Mr Kipyego's friend Alfred Koech said.

The Kenyan national's car spun out of control and hit a tree in Orelia.

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The family is trying to raise the $50,000 to repatriate his body within weeks.

All of Mr Kipyego's immediate family are in Kenya and hopefully of returning him home for a proper farewell before Christmas.

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