Mariam Kigenda

John Wambua the husband of Mariam Kigenda has spoken out for the first time after losing his wife and daughter.

The 35-year-old Mariam and her daughter Amanda Mutheu met their tragic death on Sunday evening.

Their car sank in the Indian ocean at the Likoni Ferry channel and more than 24 hours later, their bodies and the car haven’t been recovered.

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John talked to his wife at 6:15 pm before the incident and speaking to Daily Nation, he said,

My wife had gone to get vegetables as she does on weekends. She called when she drove to the ferry and I knew she would be home soon.

The couple had been together for 13 years and had two kids Alvin the firstborn and Amanda the second born.

Mariam Kigenda
Mariam Kigenda with her son Alvin

Wambua narrated how he learnt about the Likoni ferry incident on social media and when he tried to call his wife, he couldn’t reach her.

I immediately attempted to call her to no avail.

Mariam Kigenda

He then headed to Likoni Ferry Police Station where he confirmed that his wife and their daughter had drowned.

‘I’m broken. Where do I start?’ he said.

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