Mwingi Church Where Wedding Was Planned Now Venue for Farewell Ceremony for Deceased Persons

  • Mwingi couple whose wedding day turned tragic after more than 30 people died at River Enziu while on the way to their wedding is still in shock
  • The family is now set to use the St Joseph Catholic Church where they renewed their vows as the venue for the farewell ceremony of their dead relatives
  • The groom said he was still in shock since the tragedy took away his nine family members

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The church in Mwingi where an elderly couple planned their wedding has now become a venue for the farewell ceremony of their deceased relatives who died during the River Enziu tragedy.

Mwingi Church Where Wedding Was Planned Now Venue for Farewell Ceremony for Deceased Persons
The wedding attendees died after the bus they were travelling in plunged into River Enziu. Photo: Charity Ngilu.
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David Mutua and his wife Veronica Syombua were set to exchange their vows on Saturday, December 4, but the ceremony went south when a bus that was ferrying wedding attendees plunged into River Enziu.

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A report by Citizen TV indicated that the newly-wedded couple, which lost 10 relatives in the accident was now planning to use the St Joseph Catholic church for the requiem mass for their dead loved ones.

Losing children and grandchildren

Mutua’s could not hold back his pain while reliving the moment he saw the bodies of his children and grandchildren at the bank of River Enziu.

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The groom said he was still in shock since the tragedy took away his nine family members, among them two daughters and seven grandkids.

The memory of his wedding day is tainted with images of the bodies of his family members at the river bank, and at that moment, he felt his life was meaningless.

He wanted to throw himself into the river but was restrained; the pain was just too much to bear.

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“It was chaotic. On seeing the bodies displayed on the river bank, most of which were of my children and grandchildren, I felt that my life was meaningless and decided to toss myself into the raging waters,” he said.

No regrets

Despite the accident that has left the nation in shock, the 75-year-old man said says he does not regret planning and holding the ceremony.

He said it was something that he had decided to do because it was significant in his rejuvenated determination to embrace Christianity.

The 70-year-old Syombua said they got married on June 6, 1996, in a traditional wedding but ever since they had not had a white wedding.

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