Rongai pastor who lost wife in election violence recuperating in hospital

By Obegi Malack
obegimalack@gmail.com

Ongata Rongai SDA district pastor Andrew Nyambane who lost his wife in election violence in Mathare is recuperating at Aga Khan University Hospital after surgery.

His fellow pastors are calling for prayers and financial support of the family to clear hospital bill and burial expenses.Mrs Nyambane is yet to be buried the body is lying at Umash Funeral Home.

The pastor was attacked by protesters during the announcement of presidential results.

The pastor was driving through a section that had been barricaded by protesters along Mathare in Nairobi County when his vehicle was stoned.He lost control and hit an electricity pole, his wife died on the spot.The pastor and his son were seriously injured.

The two were rescued by police who rushed them to Mama Lucy Hospital and later taken to Aga Khan University Hospital’s high dependency and surgical wards by family members.

Trouble started during announcement of presidential results the pastor picked the wife at St Theresa School on Juja Road after the vehicle that had taken her was prevented from transporting her and other people due to the chaos.

The family decided to follow the route due to presence of police officers on guard and were assured of getting to their home in  Mowlem, Nairobi only to be attacked by the rowdy youths.Most motorists and PSVs had left the city centre for fear of violence

Pangani Sub-county Police Commander Fred Abuga had said Nyambane had panicked at the sight of the unruly youth who had blocked the road,they hit them with stones and lost control of the car before it hit the pole.

He said they are waiting for the pastor and the son to get better so that they can get more details on what exactly transpired.

Several people were attacked in the area by the protesters.

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