‘You left so soon,’ parents of Fridah Kamuyu, who drowned at Juja Dam
Fridah Warau Kamuyu, the lady who drowned in a dam at Juja, Kiambu County, in the company of businessman Tirus Kiiru, has been laid to rest.
Kamuyu, 23, died after a car she was in with Titus, 39, plunged into a dam at the Titanic area on January 18.
According to close sources, the media was barred from covering the burial at Fridah’s family homestead.
A program of the burial ceremony seen by Nairobi News says Kamuyu was born in the year 2000 in Kagwanja Village, Kairi Sub-Location, Kamacharia Location, Mathioya Sub-County, Muranga’a County.
She had four siblings.
The program book further said that Fridah “was brought up well by her parents and that she was obedient.”
Her parents expressed how lovely she was in their tribute message.
“Your love overwhelmed us with great joy in our hearts. We still recall your great laughter and stories. Your presence filled us with joy and happiness. We loved you so much, but you left us so soon. Rest easy, Fridah,” their tribute read.
She had recently graduated with a Diploma course in Hotel Catering and Management.
Her siblings promised to keep her legacy of love alive “and make others smile even when things work against them”.
“You have been our best friend, how used to make laughter and that smile on your face. We lack words to express the love you showed us all in our lives,” their tribute message read.
A few days ago, Fridah’s sister Mary requested her followers to share the message so that she could get help on how to travel back and bury her sister.
“I am in Saudia right now with no means to go back and bury my sister. It is everywhere on social media. I want people to share this message until I get help on how I can get means to come back and give her the last respect.”
Fridah’s body was identified nine days after the incident before her family identified her at the City Mortuary, Nairobi.
Information in her file at Juja police station classifying her on January 18 as “an unidentified adult African female recovered from a water body in a drowning accident”.
The Nissan X-trail vehicle, which they had parked at the edge of the dam, a popular hangout spot for revellers plunged into the dam at around 7 pm under unclear circumstances.
Kamuyu, the first to be retrieved from the dam, could not be immediately identified since she had no identification documents in her possession.
Kiiru was identified by his family soon after the vehicle was retrieved from the water, and images that clearly showed the car’s registration number were shared in the media.