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Chris Kamuyu and Grace Ruguru described their daughter, the late Fridah Kamuyu, who died by drowning at Juja Dam, as the glue that kept the family together.
Speaking during her burial on Wednesday, February 1, Kamuyu and Ruguru revealed that the deceased loved her family and always put a smile on their faces.
"Your presence filled us with joy and happiness, and your love overwhelmed our hearts. We still remember your great laughter and stories; rest easy," the eulogy read in part.Rescuers pull out the vehicle that plunged into Juja Dam on January 17, 2023.
Amid the controversy surrounding her death, her parents defended her terming her as a morally upright adult whom they molded into a great woman.
"Fridah was brought up well by her parents, she was an obedient girl and was baptised at ACK St. Paul’s Kagwanja Church in 2006," the eulogy read in part.
The family was also brief on what caused her death stating that it was untimely and robbed them of their daughter at a tender age. It, they said, was the will of God.
Her sister, who attended the funeral, admitted that Kamuyu's death left a huge void in their lives promising to follow in her footsteps.
“You have been our best friend. We lack words to express the impact you had in our lives but we promise to continue with your legacy of love and making others smile," the sister said and sorbs.
Notably, one of her sisters who works in Saudi Arabia could not make it to her funeral but sent a message to the deceased.
Kamuyu was found dead on January 18 alongside her alleged lover after the vehicle they were in plunged into Juja Dam - a popular picnic point.
The man was positively identified as Tirus Maina Gikonyo, a businessman who specialised in selling construction materials. Gikonyo was laid to rest on January 28.
Close friends told the media that the two had an intimate relationship that began four months before their death, The two met in Thika and the man reportedly rented her a house in Makongeni.A collage of the late businessman who drowned in Juja dam's funeral program (left) and men pulling the vehicle from the dam (right)Filedead died death
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