Mystery woman in Juja Dam accident: Who is Fridah Warau Kamuyu?
Ms Fridah Warau Kamuyu, 22, the woman who drowned in a dam in Juja, Kiambu County, alongside a male companion mid this month, appeared to have led a happy life, going by her posts on social media.
Ms Kamuyu was in the company of Mr Tirus Miana, 39, when their vehicle plunged into the dam on January 17, 2023, leading to their death.
From photos on Ms Kamuyu’s social media accounts, paint the image of an energetic and jovial young woman who was very active on TikTok.
Nairobi News has established that Ms Kamuyu hailed from Mathioya in Murang’a County but relocated to Thika town where she studied for four years. She had only recently graduated from university and at the time of her death was looking for a job.
Family members have also disclosed that Ms Kamuyu was a bright student who performed well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE) examination and joined a national school in Western Kenya, where she continued to excel.
On January 26, 2023, eight days after Ms Kamuyu was reported missing, her family turned up at City Mortuary, where her body had been lying, and they positively identified her remains.
A family friend privy to the matter said when Ms Kamuyu went missing, they searched for everywhere vain before reporting to the police.
This week, Ms Margaret Kiiru, the widow of the businessman who died alongside Ms Kamuyu, appealed for public help in identifying the latter’s body.
The bodies of the two victims, alongside the vehicle (a Nissan X-Trail), were retrieved from the dam by divers on January 18, 2023.
Witnesses said the day the incident happened they saw the car parked near the dam for some time before it suddenly plunged into the dam.
A search by Nairobi News on the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) records, two days after the incident, revealed that vehicle was registered under Magari Africa.
However, a company official said the vehicle had been was sold to Mr Maina three years ago.