By Lucianne Limo
Family and friends flocked the home of Nick Murunga, who lost two children in a bus accident in Athi River.
A sombre mood engulfed the home of the Murungas at Valley View estate in Mlolongo, as they came to terms with the tragic death of their precious girls Felicia and Lisa Murunga. They were aged five and four.
“I have lost my children and it’s the most painful thing. They were very jolly and lovely kids who performed well in school,” said Nick, who works at National Health Insurance Fund.
“I called and nobody seemed to know where my children were, then I knew something had happened,” Murunga said.
He said a friend informed him that his wife rushed to hospital and found out they had died on the spot, a rather strong father of three added.
The Murungas said the school administration did not bother to call them until Thursday, 20 hours after the accident.
His wife, Nancy, was too distraught to speak to the Press.
Pictures of the two girls smiling donned the walls of their home and pink bicycles at the verandah served as a painful reminder the girls were no more.
Another family is mourning the demise of their daughter, who was also in the bus.
Sarah Obara, a former nutritionist at Kenyatta National Hospital and Dr Njogu Chege lost a daughter Deborah Wamboi, eleven.
On Wednesday, a bus carrying children from Acacia Crest School was hit by a mini-bus near Sabaki estate at 4.30pm.