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Family of five buried in Kisii (pictures)

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By Eric Abuga | Jan 7th 2022 | 2 min read

The family of five died on Christmas Day at Egwata, Voi. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

The burial of Ronald Bundi Maucho and his family (wife and three children) is underway at Nyakegogi Primary in Bobasi Sub-county, Kisii.

Robert Bundi, his wife Veronica and their three daughters Marion (their first-born), Natalia (second born) and Claire (fourth born) died on the morning of Christmas Day at Egwata in Voi on their way to Kisii in a road accident.

Coffins bearing the remains of Ronald Bundi, his wife Veronica and their three daughters Marion, Natalia and Claire. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

According to an obituary published in the Daily Nation on January 4, Natalia, a pupil at Loreto Convent Mombasa and Claire, a pupil at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School in Kisauni, died on the spot.

Marion survived the accident but succumbed six days later at the Coast General Hospital while undergoing treatment. 

CAS Chris Obure joined leaders and Kisii residents at Nyakegogi Primary in mourning the family of five. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

Speaking to The Standard, Casmir Nyabuto, an elder brother to Bundi, said that his brother’s two sons who survived the accident are currently recuperating at the Coast General Hospital.

“Even as we mourn my brother, his wife and their three children, we are grateful to God for saving the lives of my two young nephews who are currently in hospital and responding well to treatment,” said Nyabuto.

The bodies of the deceased were transported to Kisii on Thursday, January 6, 2021, for an overnight stay. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

The bodies of the deceased were transported to Kisii on Thursday, January 6, 2021, for an overnight stay, after a requiem at St Francis of Assisi Customs Parish in Nyali, Mombasa.

“Bundi was our last born brother, he has done so much for our family. He was the one who took us to Mombasa where we worked in his company... it’s so unfortunate that their journey home turned tragic,” said Nyabuto.

The graves of the five family members. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

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