Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir failed to hold back his tears on Wednesday as he painfully buried one of his staff Carol Mueni Wayua.
The late Wayua, 24, was among other three staff attached to the Mvita constituency office who perished in a tragic road accident in Mpeketoni, Lamu County on November, 13, 2021.
The four, Ali Naaman, Athman Mohammed, Ellison Musyoka and Carol Wayua were travelling to Lamu for the ‘Azimio la Umoja’ forum that was to be graced by ODM Leader Raila Odinga on Sunday, November, 14.
However, the car they were travelling in got a front tire burst, veered off the road and hit an electric poll before rolling several times.
Two people died on the spot while Mr Musyoka and Wayua succumbed to injuries later while receiving urgent medical attention at the Mpeketoni hospital in Lamu.
The three men, Naaman, Mohammed and Musyoka were buried on November, 14, under the Islamic rituals while Wayua’s body has been lying at the Pandya Memorial Hospital morgue in Mombasa since then.
A requiem mass for Wayua was conducted on Tuesday at the Mombasa Pentecostal church before the cottage left for Kitui the same day.
While eulogising Miss Wayua, Nassir openly admitted that indeed it has been tough and trying moments for him since he lost four of his staff.
“These are people I have worked with for so long, some since 2013 when I first became Mvita Legislature, they have been part of me as I was part of them,” said Nassir while letting his tears flow freely down his cheeks in a gloomy, vividly pained facial expression.
Nassir, A jovial Man, could not even afford a second-long smile on his face during Wayua’s special requiem mass on Wednesday at the Ginnery Multi-purpose hall and later during the burial at the Kitui cemetery, Kitui county
“Indeed we have been blaming and searching for reasons on the cause of their deaths and at times painfully cursing, but let’s keep our faith in God and always remember these are God’s plans, completely beyond our capacity,” said Nassir while consoling Wayua’s family, close friends and workmates.
The MP who was accompanied by Shanzu Ward MCA Maimuna Salim and almost his entire staff led by his Personal Assistant Mohammed Hussein extended his gratitude to all who walked him through the tough mourning times, further praying to Wayua family for God’s strength, help and guidance.