The body of Hannah Gathoni who was carried by flood water on her way home was found today after 5 days of search. The finding left a sigh of relief for grieving family members and friends who wanted a closure of the search.
Three trained divers led by John Rwambo together with two local volunteers worked tirelessly risking injuries and death in a dam which was described by a police officer who wished to remain anonymous as “dangerous”
Kiserian Deputy OCS (IP) Charles Ongeri confirmed the body which was found was indeed that of the Hannah Gathoni. The family members also positively identified the body by the clothes and the shoes she was wearing which were still intact. The divers said they found the body trapped in a wire mesh probably swept by the flood water. After many attempts to pull up the wire mesh, an auntie of the late Hannah Gathoni saw her body emerge from the water. The sighting of the floating body led to a dramatic moment when almost every woman on the scene wailed from grief.
The body was taken to Kikuyu Mission Hospital Mortuary following requests by the family. Funeral arrangements will start immediately.
Hon. Manje organised for the three private divers from Kiambu to conduct the search.