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Sorrow as 7 family members killed in road accident laid to rest

A sombre mood engulfed the residents of Karirikania village in Kuresoi North during the burial of the seven family members who perished two weeks ago in a grisly road accident at Salama area along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

The seven family members, Francis Macharia 61, Irene Wang’ombe 37, Joyce Wairimu, Lemmy Macharia 12, Esther Nyambura 12, Esther Wanjiru 10, and Joyce Muthoni, aged 8 years, met their untimely deaths while on their way back home from Mombasa after an Easter vacation with other family members.

Local leaders present, including area Governor Susan Kihika, area legislator Alfred Mutai, and a number of Members of County Assembly (MCAs), condoled with the family and urged motorists to strictly adhere to the traffic rules to the latter in a bid to help curb the upsurge in road carnage.

Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Zacharia Njeru, who was also present during the burial, appealed to all road users to be extra cautious when on the road and take it up as a personal responsibility to ensure that there is sanity on the roads.

Among the survivors of this horrific accident were the other five family members who were treated and discharged from various hospitals.

By Emily Kadzo

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