A wedding ceremony at the centre of the weekend Mwingi bus tragedy had to be hurriedly concluded after the presiding priest was informed of the deadly accident.
but instead of proceeding to a planned wedding reception, rushed to rescue their kin who were swallowed by the swollen Enziu River.
In an interview with the Nation at their Nuu village home in Kitui County, the couple was still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy of losing nine close relatives at a go.
The nine family members, who were a few of the 32 human beings killed after the bus they have been journeying in to wait the wedding plunged into the river, blanketed their two daughters Rachael and Jane, and seven grandchildren.
This is the worst drowning disaster in the history of Mwingi and Kitui County.
Mr Mutua, fighting returned tears, narrated how the bridal ceremony become disrupted by the unhappy information, with the priest and a few church contributors consulting in hushed tones before informing the couple.
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