Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu has given the latest reports appearing from the Enziu river that drown yesterday Saturday 4, December 2021. Putting it on her social media platforms, Governor Ngilu has updated stating that so far by today evening,9 more bodies have been recovered rising the initial number from yesterdays record from 23 people to 32 people who have been taken to the mortuary. Moreover, the bus ferrying the choir people has also been removed from the muddy river.
Ngilu has added that, recovery exercise shall resume tomorrow Monday to make sure that no bodies will be left trapped into the river. "The ill fated bus wreckage is completely out of the river. 9 more bodies have been recovered today bringing the total bodies recovered to 32," Kitui Governor posted on a face book page. However, the demise has swept 15 people of the same family, as 12 people were rescued alive. Among the 12, four were children and eight were adults.
The Bus which is from St.Josephs High school, plugged into River Enziu in Mwingi which is at Kitui County when it tried to cross the bridge. It was ferrying choir members to attend a wedding of their member at Nuu in Mwingi. The incidence has been attacked by criticisms in which has been seen negligence from the leaders. Members of the public from the area claim that, the river as a raised bridge project but the construction exercise was stopped some time back. Furthermore, the present bridge also has potholes and some parts have been swept by the heavy waters.Enziu River photo taken before the rains started.
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