BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Karen Mburu, one of the four Chogoria Girls High School students killed in a road accident last week was buried yesterday in Ikinu village in Kiambu County
Ms. Mburu was eulogised at an emotional ceremony attended by hundreds of mourners.
Her parents, James Mburu and Lucy Ndung’u, sat pensively throughout the funeral service.
In a tribute, they said Karen was hardworking and aspired to be a doctor.
Her father Mr Mburu said: “I can’t forget the charming smile and hugs during parents’ days.”
Mr. Mburu said they had high expectations for Karen, who had been doing well in academics.
“You were aspiring to be a doctor and we were looking forward to having one in our family,” Mburu said in his tribute.
He said when he heard of the accident on Kenol-Sagana road, he rushed there to save Karen, but found her dead.
“Darkness engulfed my soul. I couldn’t believe you were gone… my heart sank to the lowest depth,” he said.
Ndung’u was heartbroken. “My family chain is broken and nothing seems the same… but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again,” she said.
Karen was aged 18 and was to sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam in March next year.
Chogoria Girls principal Winnie Wainaina eulogised Karen as hardworking and God-fearing.