Popular Ohangla dancer Vivian Nyathi Abandu, daughter killed in Nairobi floods


Popular Ohangla dancer Vivian Nyathi Abandu, daughter killed in Nairobi floods

In Summary

  • Witnesses who spoke to Citizen Digital said Vivian Nyathi Abandu died while attempting to rescue her firstborn daughter – Christine - who had fallen into a sewage system and was being swept away by the raging waters.
  • Ms. Abandu was a single mother of two who earned a living as a dancer for popular Luo Ohangla musician Abenny Jachiga.

A woman and her daughter were on Tuesday killed in Kibera, Nairobi, by floods caused by heavy rains that hit several parts of the country.

Witnesses who spoke to Citizen Digital said Vivian Nyathi Abandu died while attempting to rescue her firstborn daughter – Christine – who had fallen into a sewage system and was being swept away by the raging waters.

“She (Christine) was holding onto a twig when it broke and she was swept away. The mother asked me to hold onto her other daughter – Ashanti – while she tried to rescue Christine,” said Maureen Oloo, the deceased woman’s roommate who was with her at the time of the incident.

“She told me she would do all she could to rescue Christine and that if she failed then she would rather die with her, and asked me to look after Ashanti.”

Ms. Abandu was a single mother of two who earned a living as a dancer for popular Luo Ohangla musician Abenny Jachiga.

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