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FAMILY buried in one grave after Enziu River tragedy

 THERE was immense grief in Mwambiu village, Nuu ward of Kitui County as three family members were laid to rest on Saturday after they perished in Enziu River accident on December 4.

Residents of Mwambiu Village (left) in Mwingi East Sub County at the burial of three members from one family who perished in Enziu River accident on December 4.  They were Mama Syombua Kioko, Mary Mwia Kioko and Baby Bella Taraji Bush (right).

In a show of unity in death, the three were buried in one grave.

The trio were part of over 30 persons who died after St Joseph’s Seminary Mwingi bus plunged into Enziu River killing many and injuring others.

The Mwambiu trio were Mama Syombua Kioko and her daughter Mary Mwia Kioko. The child who died was Baby Bella Taraji Bush.

At least 15 people were saved by divers who rescued the victims after their vehicle pldunged into water at Enziu River.


Earlier this month, the National Road Safety Association of Kenya said it will take the government to court over death of 32 residents at Enziu river.

The chairman of the association Mr David Kiarie said that they will treat the matter as murder because the stalled bridge was awarded KSh 120 million for construction but it was not completed.

The lobby group has already taken Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to court to have NTSA back on the roads.

Through the association lawyer Jacob Auma, they are urging that National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers should be recalled on roads to deal with rogue drivers during this festive season.

 The association said that there has been increase of accidents since NTSA came out of roads and it's reinstation will reduce the surge.


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