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Emotions ran high as twins who drowned in the Indian ocean are buried in Nyandarua

Twin brothers (19) who drowned together in the Indian Ocean last week were buried in a sorrowful and emotional ceremony at Ngoriko, Kio Farm in Nyandarua County.


The duo – Kennedy Gichuhi and Solomon Macharia –  had gone to visit their father who works in Coast when they ventured for a swim that turned tragic at Gazi beach, Msambweni, Kwale county.


Mourners were told that the boys decided to go swimming at the beach last Monday evening accompanied by their cousin Eddy Kamau.

As they swam they were overpowered by heavy ocean currents and waves where the twins drowned but their cousin was miraculously rescued by a fisherman.

The boys were students at Ngorika Secondary School in Olkarau where they scored C+ and were the pride of the village for their good performance.


Emotions ran high as their bodies were lowered in the same grave as mourners were overwhelmed by the death of two promising young men set to join university.


The parents of the boys were crest fallen and an image of them sitting in front of the two caskets containing the remains of their sons left the mourners distraught and many sobbing.


It was a tragic and big blow to the family and especially the father – Samuel Gitundu – who works as a mason and whom the boys had gone to visit after completing their secondary education earlier in the year.


The two boys, like many other twins, were best of friends and would perform many tasks together. After sitting for their KCPE examinations at the local primary school, they had a difference of one mark and in KCSE they scored a similar grade.

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