"The woman who was with my husband that night was a friend" - wife of X-Trail driver speaks

for Tv47 Digital January 19, 2023, 03:52 PM
Margaret Kiiru and her late husband Titus Maina Gikonyo. RIGHT: The X-Trail during the retrieval exercise.

In Summary

  • The body of Tirus Maina Gikonyo is at City Mortuary in Nairobi. 
  • He was in the company of a yet-to-be identified woman on Tuesday evening. The woman too passed away. 

The widow of Tirus Maina Gikonyo, the 38-year-old man who drowned in the company of an unidentified woman at Titanic Dam, Kimbo, Kiambu County, has spoken about her loss. 

Speaking to journalists at her home in Makongeni, Thika, Margaret Kiiru said her husband was a businessman in the area of engineering machinery.

Maina and a female companion died on Tuesday night when his Nissan X-Trail waded into the deep dam. His body was retrieved yesterday while that of the woman was retrieved on the night of the incident. 

“Although I do not know her, I believe the woman who was with my husband that night was a friend, he had so many friends because of the nature of his business,” she said.

Margaret says her husband left home for work on Monday morning as usual. At around 7pm, he called to inform her that he was meeting some people in Juja before proceeding home. 

His phone then went off.  “I called and sent him messages but he was unreachable, very unusual of him because he has always been accessible,” Margaret said. 

She was later called by a friend and asked to visit Mugutha Police Station in Kimbo, where she was informed that her husband had died. The couple had been together for six years. 

The site where the incident happened is popular with young people. Popularly known as ‘Park N’ Chill’, it attracts those with a hedonistic bone to have unbridled fun. 

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