Uhuru condoles with Mwingi families after bus tragedy

The 12 people that were rescued include four children and eight adults.

In Summary

•Fifteen of the dead are members of the same family who were going to attend a wedding of an elderly couple aged over 70 years.

•The wedding which was to take place at Nuu-Mwingi did not take place following the tragedy.

Rescue operations going on.
Rescue operations going on.
Image: COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his condolences to the families that lost their loved ones in Mwingi.

In a statement on Sunday, Uhuru wished quick recovery to those that were injured.

He asked Kenyans to heed Government advisory against attempting to cross swollen rivers especially during the current rainy season.

Twenty four people died on Saturday while 12 were rescued after a bus capsized in river Enziu, Mwingi County.

The 12 people that were rescued include four children and eight adults.

Fifteen of the dead are members of the same family who were going to attend a wedding of an elderly couple aged over 70 years.

The wedding which was to take place at Nuu-Mwingi did not take place following the tragedy.

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu condoled with the bereaved families and said recovery efforts would resume on Sunday morning.

ODM Party Raila Odinga sent his condolences on Saturday to the families of Mwingi bus tragedy.

“May God grant the affected fortitude, and may the souls of the departed Rest In Eternal Peace,” Raila said.

Envoy Kiema Kilonzo also sent his condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones.

“ I stand with you and pray for you during this difficult moment. May our good Lord comfort you and grant the souls of the departed eternal peace,” he said.