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Two feared dead after couple’s car plunges into a dam in Kiambu

By Nyaboga Kiage January 18th, 2023 2 min read

A retrieval mission is ongoing at Toll area within Juja in Kiambu County after a car plunged into a dam. The cause of the accident however remains unclear.

Currently, divers from the fire-fighting department are busy trying to retrieve the car and the bodies of the two occupants who are feared dead.

“We have already located where the vehicle is, you cannot see it from the top and you have to go deeper in order to know where it is,” one of the divers said.

The diver said there first move will be to remove the bodies of the two from the waters then they calculate how they will also get the car out of it.

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Reports indicate that already the body of one of the occupants, a woman, has been retrieved from the dam and she had already passed away.

“The woman had clearly tried to swim out of the vehicle but did not manage out of the waters,” said one diver.

Area residents have told the media that the vehicle had two occupants who appeared to be having good time before the vehicle plunged into the dam.

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They now want the county government to take charge of the management of the dam as they watch everything and how it unfolds.

“It is time that the area surrounding the dam is fenced off, anyone who will be found here should be fined or even taken to jail,” said a local.

One year ago, the bodies of two Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) students were retrieved from the dam.

In a postmortem that was conducted at the Kenyatta University morgue, it emerged that the two had been strangled and had deep cuts on their head.

“Body had signs of physical assault and he had a deep cut on his head,” the postmortem report read in part.

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