Fiancee narrates last communication with Mandera al Shabaab victim
28 November 2014, 19:10
Busia - Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has regretted that insecurity is a big challenge in the country, which must be confronted, adding that it has raked the economy with many hotels in Mombasa being closed.
"It is sad to lose young educated people who are breadwinners. Wiping insecurity is a collective effort and which should start with the President," Ojaamong said.
He also said the fact that majority of the teachers who died from the cruel hands of terrorism hail from Western Kenya region, confirms rampant unemployment in the area.
This comes as a 27-year-old man is still coming to terms with the last communication he had with his fiancée before she was killed by al Shabaab militia in Mandera last Saturday.
Julius Idewa, 27, from Kocholia in Teso North Sub County revealed yesterday how his fiancée Violet Moraa Morang'a, 24, made last communication at 4.11am on Saturday before she met her death together with 27 others.
"Tumevamiwa niombee" (We have been attacked pray for me) was the last text message I got. I tried to call 157 times after that but the phone went unanswered.
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It was not until 11.30pm on Saturday that the phone went off. I never slept that night pondering what could have befallen my wife-to-be," Idewa said.
Speaking after meeting Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong in his office, Idewa said the wedding they were planning with her fiancé had turned out to be funeral.
An ICT Diploma student at Masinde Muliro University, Idewa said his Fiancée went to teach at Dawa Integrated School in Madera in mid-January against his wishes.
"On the fateful night I talked to her at 7pm when she revealed having booked a bus that would leave Mandera for Nairobi at 2 a.m.
At 1.05 am she called me to reveal she was now leaving the house for the bus stage and asked me to pray for her journey mercies considering that she was a staunch Christian, "Idewa said.
Idewa said it was not until 7am on Sunday morning that his friend called to break the sad news which shattered his dreams.
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