FAMILY OF FOUR DIE IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT ON THEIR WAY TO A FUNERAL

A family of four died in a tragic road accident on their way to a burial in Nakuru. The four were a couple and their two daughters.

FAMILY OF FOUR DIE IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT ON THEIR WAY TO A FUNERAL
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A journey from Murang’a to Nakuru for a funeral turned tragic after a couple and their two daughters died in a road accident. William Kamau 77, his wife Jane Njoki 63, and their two daughters Rhoda Njeri 40, and Evelyn Waithera 37, lost their lives at Njira ya Ngenia along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Monday 1st November after the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a road accident.

William Kamau and his wife Jane Njoki photo courtesy

There were five occupants in the vehicle that claimed the four lives. The fifth occupant Moses Kamau, who is William Kamau’s nephew escaped with his life but sustained serious injuries and is receiving treatment at PCEA Kikuyu Hospital.

Nelson Muturi, the couple’s son said that after a family meeting on Sunday, his sister Waithera was asked to pick up their parents from their home in Tena, Nairobi and drive them to Nakuru for the burial ceremony. “I called Waithera and my father’s phones but I couldn’t reach them. It was then that I called my other sister and a police officer received the phone and explained that my family members had been involved in an accident and advised me to proceed to Tigoni police Station  for more details,” Narrated Muturi.

Sisters Evelyn Waithera and Rhoda Njeri photo courtesy

This is after he had frantically tried to reach his parents and siblings to find out where they had reached and to also inform them that he had arrived safely in Nakuru but to no avail. He sent Anthony Gichatha, his other brother who had arrived from Eldoret to the police station as he remained behind with his wife, whose brother was being buried.

“It remains the most painful day in my life. I was in Nakuru to bury my brother-in-law but it’s the same day I lost my parents and two siblings, he said. After the burial in Nakuru he said that he teamed up with his two brothers to transport their kin’s bodies to Montezuma Monalisa Kabati in order to start preparation for yet another funeral, but this time of four family members.