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Kiambu Cohorts Spruce  Rail Stations ahead of Launch

Four hundred cohorts of the National Hygiene Program (Kazi Mtaani) from two sub-counties in Kiambu County have been deployed to spruce and paint 3 railway stations in readiness for the official launch.

The workers from Ruiru and Kikuyu sub-counties embarked on the work from yesterday following a directive from Kiambu County commissioner Mr.Wilson Wanyanga.

In the early morning communication, Mr. Wanyanga directed that the cohorts be deployed to the Kikuyu, Ruiru and Githurai Railway stations respectively so that they can clean it and also paint it in readiness for the official launch that will be conducted soon.

Following the directive, 200 were deployed to Ruiru railway station, 100 to Githurai and 100 workers to Kikuyu Railway station respectively.

Unfortunately, as they embarked on the work a middle aged woman who is believed to be deaf was knocked down by a train at about 1015 hrs. along the Mwiki railway line.

According to Ruiru Deputy county commissioner (DCC) Mr. Geoffrey Ithai, the accident was reported to Mwiki police station who visited the scene and embarked on their investigations prior to removing the remains to the city mortuary.

Elsewhere in Limuru, one of the cohorts under the Farmers/Karanjee group was also knocked down by a public service vehicle and was rushed to hospital after the accident.

Limuru deputy county commissioner(DCC)Mr. Charles Mukele identified the worker as Peter Maina Karanja.

From Kiambu sub-county a fortnight ago, a female cohort succumbed to burns at the Kiambu level 5 hospital following an incident suspected to have been a suicide mission.

Monica Wanjiru Gakuru a Kenyatta University Economics graduate was rescued from her father’s house which was ablaze on evening of 3rd September. She was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to the burns 3 days after the accident.

Neighbours told KNA that during the rescue mission, they accessed the house by removing the iron sheets since the house was locked from inside.

She was a daughter to former Riabai location Assistant chief Mr. George Gakuru Thuku who retired some years back.

By Lydia Shiloya

 

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