A family in Mlimani Village in Mautuma Ward, Lugari Sub-county, is still coming to terms with the manner in which their kin died after part of the car he was repairing fell on him.
Zachariah Sereta, 25, who works in Embakasi, Nairobi, as a mechanic, was reparing a car when a part fell off and crushed his neck and ended up killing him.
“He was repairing a car in Embakasi before a part of it fell on his neck. His friends rushed him to Mama Lucy Hospital where he was pronounced dead after attempts to resuce him failed,” said John Masinde, his brother.
Masinde said his brother’s death was a blow to the family and that his demise came so soon and in a way they could not believe.
He said a postmortem will be done either on Monday or Tuesday after the family agrees on a few things to ascertain the real cause of his death.
“Today, we paid a visit to see the body of our brother at the mortuary,” he said.
Masinde said it is very expensive to transport the body from Nairobi to Lugari and is asking for help from well-wishers to help foot the bill.
CONDOLENCES: The Western Kenya Times team and our community of readers wishes to pass our heartfelt condolences to the family. May they find comfort soon.
Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.