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River Enziu Tragedy: Face Mask Saved Lady from Boarding Killer Bus

Juliet Mutua counts herself lucky to have survived, Mwingi tragedy that wiped out nearly her entire family.


Juliet, the daughter of Mzee David Mbuvi Mutua who was set to renew vows with his woman on the incidence day, was to be among the passengers in the machine that plunged into River Enziu

In the accident, the vehicle belonging to St Joseph Seminary Mwingi, ferrying passengers to Mutua's marriage slipped and submerged in the water killing over 30 people. 

Of the casualties, 11 were members of Mutua's family. As fate would have it, Juliet's surgical mask that she had forgotten in a particular vehicle is what averted her from making the final trip in the killer machine. 

While saying the harrowing experience to reporters, she said when she realised she had forgotten to pick her mask from her bag, she snappily rushed back to get it. 

By the time she got back, she said people had boarded the bus. She unsuccessfully tried to chase it as it had formerly started crossing the swash. 

Suddenly, the lady said the bus started swaying before plunging into theriver. 

The ill- destined bus that plunged into the swash was pulled out. 

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu said the recovery group will still be on- point to ascertain whether further bodies were still trapped in the swash bed.

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Juliet Mutua Mwingi Mzee David Mbuvi Mutua River Enziu St Joseph Seminary


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