Kiambu family mourns daughter who died on her birthday in grisly road accident

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 Sep, 2021 12:23 | 2 mins read
The late Cynthia Waithira. PHOTO/COURTESY

A family in Kiambu is mourning the death of their only daughter who died in a grisly road accident on the same day she was celebrating her birthday.

The family did not know of Cynthia Waithira whereabouts until Tuesday, September 14 evening when they were told that she had been involved in a road accident in Gilgil, Nakuru County.

The deceased was travelling in a Toyota Fielder that reportedly collided head-on with a Subaru that was allegedly being driven at a high speed.

Waithira who was reportedly seated on the back seat was affected by the impact that he was thrown out of the car through the front windscreen, thereby landing on the tarmac and died on the spot, according to her family.

The incident took place exactly two weeks after she graduated with a bachelor's degree from Moi University.

Her friends survived the accident though they sustained serious injuries.

K24 Digital has established that Waithira was the only daughter of a lady who runs a salon within Kiambu and is identified as Peris Wanjiru Mugo alias Shiru Wa Salon.

Already, plans are underway to have the lifeless body buried at her mother’s native home in Acre Imwe Sigona.

Susan Kihara who spoke to media on Tuesday evening said that the deceased will be buried on Tuesday, September 21.

She also posted details of the burial arrangement on her official Facebook Page as she informed family and friends that the funeral service will be held at the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) church which is in Thamanda.

"It is with great shock and deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of Cynthia Waithera Wanjiru, which occurred on Saturday evening through a tragic car accident. She is the daughter of Peris Wanjiru Mugo. Funeral arrangements are being held at her mother's home in Acre Imwe Sigona from 4 pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am at A.C.K Thamanda, followed by the burial at her mother's home," the post read in part.

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