Thika Town has been swept by a cloud of mourning and sadness since yesterday as a result of a tragic road accident in Tanga, Tanzania. We have lost 13 of our dear mothers who were among members of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Landless parish. The women were headed for a church mission in Dar-es-salaam and eventually to Zanzibar. The accident happened at Mandere, an area between Tanga and Dar-es-salaam. The group was travelling in two buses with a total of 84 passengers.
It is very unfortunate that the cruel hand of death could snatch our dear mothers especially when they were heading to a church mission. The landless area is in mourning and the PCEA fraternity and Thika Live joins the families of the departed in this trying time. Thika Live also lauds the government’s efforts in airlifting the survivors to Nairobi as fast as the news hit the country. Of particular mention is the Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Uhuru Kenyatta and Juja MP William Kabogo who is the area MP, who were at hand to offer assistance and to receive the deceased.
The latest wave of accidents to hit our neighbouring brothers Tanzania is becoming too common with casualties spreading to Kenya. We also appeal to the Tanzanian authorities to emphasize vigilance and safety on their roads. The events involving the ferry accidents, the Tuesday accident that claimed lives of 17 passengers and now this grisly Tanga accident warrant a preventive solution.
We appeal to all, including Kenyans to exercise road safety in order to conserve the sacred nature of human life. To our dear friends in Landless Estate we do offer our sincere condolescences.
On a positive note, Thika Homes Expo kick-started yesterday and it was pure beauty. Greenbuck Consult has organized the event, which highlights the opportunities in Real Investment in Thika and the areas along the Thika Superhighway. Among the exhibitors are Commercial Bank of Africa, Kenya Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, UAP Holdings, KPLC, Kenya Revenue Authority and Solaris Ecopower. Others are Ndatani Enterprises, Developing Africa Ltd, Pekar Roofing, Hardi Kenya, M & M Properties and artist Dennis Muthomi of Q 5 Creatives among others. The expo is being held at the magnificent Blue Post Hotel.
According to Mr Martin Muuri of GreenBack Consult, the first day was a success and today will witness the official visit by the Chief Guest: Honourable Uhuru Kenyatta. Thika Homes Expo remains open and free for all until Sunday the 12th. All are welcome to visit the different stands and sample the different real investment opportunities presented by exhibitors.