The casket bearing the remains of Nancy Wamuthere, a victim of the Moi Girls School fire, during her burial in Wanyororo village, Nakuru County. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWSThe casket bearing the remains of Nancy Wamuthere, a victim of the Moi Girls School fire, during her burial in Wanyororo village, Nakuru County. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
By LINET AMULI and PETER MBURU

One of the victims of the recent Moi Girls School dormitory fire was on Friday laid to rest in an emotional send-off at her parents’ home in Nakuru County.

Nancy Wamuthere, a Form One student, was buried at their home in Wanyororo village in Bahati constituency, Nakuru County.

Teachers, relatives and colleagues described her as an outgoing student who aspired to become a lawyer.

According to one of her teachers, she was widely known as ‘Koffi Annan’ and even students in higher classes had known her as an peacemaker of issues in school.

‘GOLD JEWEL’

Her aunt Anne Mugure said death had snatched a “gold jewel” from the family.

“Her death has left a permanent scar in the family. We pray that God rests her soul in eternal peace,” said Ms Mugure.

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Wamuthere’s mother Grace Wanjiko described her daughter as an obedient, focused and intelligent girl who had high hopes in life.

“Wamuthere was a very caring child. When I gave birth to her younger brothers she resisted my plans to hire a house girl to take care of the siblings. It later dawned on me that she was very compassionate,”said Ms Wanjiko.

UNTIMELY DEATH

Wamuthere who was also described as a strong Christian was baptized barely two months before she met her untimely death.

The deceased died among two other girls who were baptized on the same day.

“It was a great decision for barely two months later she would meet her untimely death through the raging night inferno that took eight of her schoolmates, two of them also Adventists,” read the eulogy.

Bahati Member of Parliament MP Kimani Ngunjiri led local leaders in consoling the family. The lawmaker said they were praying for the family during the trying moments.