Two children who survived an accident that killed their parents and three siblings on Christmas Day last year are stranded at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa despite having been discharged.
This comes after one of their uncles allegedly took over and locked their house in Mombasa in an alleged scramble for the deceased’s properties.
The two boys aged 10 and three survived the crash that claimed the lives of Ronald Bundi (43), his wife Veronica Ogake (40), and their three daughters Marion Moraa (14), Natalia Kemunto (17), and Claire Kwamboka (7).
The family was traveling to Kisii from Mombasa for Christmas on December 25th last year when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision accident near Voi on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Harriet Gesare, a sister of the late Veronicah Bundi says the two kids are stranded at the hospital since last week because they cannot access their home which has been locked by their uncle Dennis Nyamweno.
“Watoto walikuwa discharged tangu last week, lakini pahali tunaenda ndio hatujui kama mlango ulifungwa na ndugu za kina Baba…sasa kuaccess nyumba ni kazi, ata kubadilisha nguo zenye mtoto hatuwezi,” Harriet told Citizen TV.
The church, neighbors, and friends of the late Bundi are demanding justice for the two children after Nyamweno took control of the deceased’s properties.
“Hajapokea simu…hapokei simu, ni kama wanajua ni nani anawapigia simu, wanachagua wale wanaeza ongea nao,” Giggs Mudemba, a neighbor, said.
In a phone conversation, Nyambweno admitted he was in possession of the keys to the house and that he had occupied it together with two of his siblings, but he denied neglecting the two children.
“Sasa nashangaa wanasema tunafunga mlango na mimi nafungua kila siku hata kuna watu wanalala hapo…hata kuna jirani alinipigia eti nimefunga mlango na watoto wanafaa kurudi,” said Nyambweno.
“Mimi naweza kosa kujua watoto wanafaa kurudi alafu jirani ajue ndio aanze kuniuliza? Mimi ndio baba ya watoto kwa sasa, niko na funguo na kuna mabrother zangu wawili wanalala hapo.”
The five family members were laid to rest in Sameta, Kisii on January 7th. Bundi worked as a civil engineering contractor at the coast. Bundi, a civil engineering contractor at the coast,