The burial ceremony of Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu is underway in Salama, Makueni county. Her widower John Wambua and son Alvin are present.
Mariam was married to John Wambua and had two children Alvin and Amanda.
Kighenda and her daughter drowned at the Likoni Ferry Channel barely half an hour after talking to her husband on phone.
The family asked the police to investigate the matter which left their loved ones dead. Defending his wife, Wambua said,
HOW COULD SHE KILL HERSELF.
I WOULD NOT WANT TO CONCLUDE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, I’M ONLY ASKING THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER.
The Makueni county governor Kivutha Kibwana is among the hundreds of mourners attending the burial. Family and friends have eulogized Mariam as loving, God-fearing, jovial, hardworking, forgiving and welcoming.
Check out photos of Mariam’s widower John Wambua