The top national leadership has partnered with Murang’a devolved administration to cater for burial expenses of five family members who perished in a road accident on Sunday.
According to Governor Mwangi wa Iria, President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to facilitate the exercise to ensure the deceased persons, who hailed from a Murang’a village, are given a decent send off.
He said that the county government would also take care of medical expenses of one person who survived the accident that occurred along Wote-Machakos road, when the family members were on their way back to Murang’a from dowry occasion.
“The county government will take care of medical expenses of one person who survived and is admitted in our level 5 hospital,” he added saying that there was need for moral and material support for the bereaved family.
The five included three adults and two children from Nyakahura village of Kangema who perished when the vehicle they were traveling in veered off the road and rolled several times.
When Kangema MP Muturi Kigano visited the bereaved family on Wednesday, he presented the President’s donation of Sh1 million and another Sh200, 000 from Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Karanja Kibicho.
The legislator on Tuesday facilitated transportation of the bodies from Makueni to Murang’a County as preparations of the burial kicked off.
Deputy President William Ruto also sent a donation of Sh300, 000 which was presented by Kandara MP Alice Wahome with her Kiharu counterpart Ndindi Nyoro.
Muturi said the incident has affected the whole village and there was need for counseling of those who have been left.
“The accident has greatly affected us and through God’s grace, those who have been left by their loved ones will overcome the loss,” he said.
Speaking at the family home, Nyoro urged well-wishers to support those who have been left by their loved ones.
He said death has no boundaries and any leader could visit the family and give the needed support adding that it would take long for those who have been left to overcome the grief.
On her part Kandara MP cautioned leaders from taking advantage of the incident to do their politics saying the family needed moral support.
By Bernard Munyao