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My husband was not unfaithful, woman whose hubby died in dam accident says

By Nyaboga Kiage January 19th, 2023 2 min read

Mr Tirus Maina, the man who died after his car plunged into a dam in Juja, had informed his wife that he was busy in a business meeting and would head home once he is done.

What make the bereaved woman’s account of events surrounding her husband’s shocking death is that at the time of the tragedy Mr Maina was in the company an unidentified woman who also died.

But speaking to the media on Thursday, Ms Margaret Kiiru, who resides in Makongeni, Thika, Kiambu County said she believes her husband was in the company of a friend and not a lover.

According to Ms Kiiru, the nature of the work her husband engaged in saw him make very many friends. Ms Kiiru further revealed that her husband left home for work on the morning of Monday, January 16, 2023.

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At 7pm the same day, Mr Maina called her saying that she was in a business meeting within Juja Town and he will head home once he is done with it.

“That was the last time I heard from him. I even remember asking him what he would like to take for dinner,” Ms Kiiru recounted.

Ms Kiiru said that after the conversation the phone of her husband went off and he never responded to her messages.

She said that her husband had never been off on phone and on that day she wondered what might have transpired.

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“A friend who knows the registration of my husband motor vehicle would later inform me that his motor vehicle had plunged into a river and it was being reported on social media that he was with a woman in a compromising situation when they drove into a dam in Juja,” she said.

The following morning, she went to Kimbo Police Station where she was informed that her husband had died after his car plunged into the dam.

The vehicle was retrieved from the dam on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and towed to Mugutha Police Station.

The bodies of the two victims were retrieved from the dam by divers. The vehicle, a Nissan X-Trail (registration number KCM 033C), was also retrieved from the dam on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and towed to Mugutha Police Station.

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Witnesses said that the body of the woman was the first one to be retrieved from the dam.

The witnesses also said they saw the car parked near the dam for some time before it finally plunged into the waters.

Mr Maina’s body was later positively identified by his wife. However, the identity of the woman who died alongside Mr Maina is yet to be established.

A check on the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) records revealed that the vehicle is registered under the name of Magari Africa.

Nairobi News reached out to the company and an official said the vehicle was sold to Mr Maina three years ago.

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