Panic As Covid-19 Takes Two Family Members At The Same Time


Kigwambiti village in Mbeere North Sub County was filled with a somber mood during the burial of a young scholar and her mother who died in Nairobi over what is suspected to be Covid-19 complications.

Patricia Wawira who was a doctor by profession, gave up her ghost at Nairobi Hospital on 13th of March, barely a day after the death of Catherine Ngungi Njuki her mother.

Before she died, Dr Wawira worked for IOM as the policy and national project development officer. She left behind one child

Aged 47, Dr Wawira died some hours after writing a heart-moving eulogy, celebrating her late mother as a caring and loving person but little did she know she was following her through the path of the deadly virus that has by now claimed many lives around the world.

Condoling her, friends referred to her as a person who valued friendship in a deeper way.

The family members also termed her as a person who cared, always having a soft spot for the less fortunate.

The husband, a Zambian nationality who works in Australia didn’t manage to attend the funeral but sent a condolence message to the wife.

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Mr Alex Njuki mourned his wife Catherine and termed her as a person good at providing leadership.

A first cousin to Wawira named Nicholas Wakenda, confirmed the two family members succumbed to Covid related sufferings.

Wakenda pointed that all the members of the family were tested and results turned out negative. He said that the father had been discharged from a South C hospital on Saturday having recovered from Covid-19.

The MCA for Evurori ward was the only political leader who attended the burial challenging both the national and county governments to consider awareness of the public to fight the belief associated with Covid vaccine.

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