A family in Vihiga county is mourning the loss of their loved ones who perished in a road accident Kamukuywa Bridge along Webuye - Kitale road.
A 14 seater belonging to Sabatia Sacco, which was heading to Webuye carrying members of the same family is said to have rammed into a tractor carrying sugarcane along the busy highway and rolled severally. The accident which occurred on Monday evening claimed more than ten lives.
Rising footballer Dennis Ombeva, who plays for newly promoted Vihiga United lost his mother and close relatives in the fatal accident.
Vihiga County Governor Wilberforce Ottichilo has led Kenyans in mourning the departed souls and here are some of the messages of condolences.
"Sad day today for Vihiga County for the loss of 17 members of our community in a grizzly motor accident yesterday evening at Kamukuywa Bridge along Webuye - Kitale road.
My condolences go to the family and friends of our dearly departed and the people of Mahanga, Mungoma ward," read a post on Vihiga governor's Facebook page.
Princess Harriet: God we will not question you as to why this has happened to this family, but as you see in the deepest, may you stand with this family at this very difficult moment, consul them and give them peace that surpasses human understanding.
Lydiah O Rennalls: No way to even word it. Picked up my phone called you hoping it was false information,left you messages maybe you can call me back🙏 But reality is you've left us too soon baby girl. Only the Lord above knows the reason this happened, I will miss you and the memories will be cherished, sleep peacefully with your daughter ivy till we meet again 😘😙 the angles are watching over you.
Owino Judy: My heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of your family! May our Father-Mother God, the divine Comforter guide and guard you through this trying time, and forever!
Binti Mrombo: God has a reason why things happen the way they do, we might never be able to understand his actions but we definitely got to trust His will. It will be well. Stay strong 💪, be still & know that He is God.
Jacob Mbotela: How sad it is to lose someone so caring and jovial always, my caring neighbour, she couldn't pass without saying hi. I recall her telling us that she will pass by to say hi once she gets back from the journey. God, Brian hasn't settled since the passing on of Derrick his friend. He says he can't believe that Derrick, Mama Dwyane, Ivy aren't alive. Pole Sana George. We are together brother.
Marilyn Nthenya: Pole sana George... words can never console you enough.. I pray that our Almighty God gives you peace of heart..may your beloved ones sleep well.
Fel Ma: Fare thee well my dear friend Ednah Nyaboke till we meet again rest with the angels together with your dear children
Our prayers with the bereaved families.