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10 family members drown after attending dowry ceremony

Eight people died on spot while two others died while they were being transported to hospital/CFM

Eight people died on spot while two others died while they were being transported to hospital/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29 – Ten members of the same family including two kids drowned in the wee hours of Sunday morning after the matatu they were travelling in plunged into River Nyakiabi in Gatundu North, Kiambu County.

Traffic Commandant Jacinta Kinyua told Capital News that the family was making its way back home to Kandara in Murang’a County when the accident occurred after attending a dowry ceremony in Nyahururu on Saturday.

Eight people died on spot while two others died while they were being transported to hospital.

“Five survived and are receiving treatment,” Kinyua said.

The police suspect that the driver’s fatigue led to the accident.

“If you are fatigued and you are supposed to drive at night, just spend the night where you are and you can carry on with your journey later,” Kinyua appealed.

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