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Parents confront painful memories after losing their children in Enziu River bus tragedy

6th December, 2021

When some members of St Cecilia Catholic choir set out to attend a wedding in Nuu, Mwingi town, they did not imagine that their journey would come to a tragic end.

On reaching River Enziu, 3 Kilometres from Nguni diversion off the Mwingi-Garissa Road, they came across a swollen river and decided to wait on the banks for the water levels to go down.

The wait took long, and they grew impatient.

They urged the driver to take the risk and drive through the eroded drift when tragedy struck.

By yesterday, 31 bodies had been retrieved from the river.

he Standard caught up with some of the survivors at Mwingi Level Four Hospital.

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