Families recall last moments with loved ones
Posted Tuesday, June 12 2012 at 21:12
She is survived by her husband Peter Gitau and three children aged eight, five and two. Ms Gituanja’s sister Grace Mugure described her as a staunch Christian who was saved when she was in Standard Eight.
On Tuesday, the government announced it would set up a fund to help the families of police officers killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, accompanied by police commissioner Mathew Iteere, on Tuesday led ministers in consoling the families.
At Supt Gituanja’s home, the VP, told mourners: “We are with you at this trying moment and what happened was beyond anybody’s control. We shall ensure her departure will not cause the children not to continue with their education. Other needs will also be catered for.”
A few blocks away, at police residential houses at the newly completed West Park estate near Wilson Airport, Mr Musyoka also visited the home of Supt Luke Oyugi, who was Ms Gituanja’s co-pilot.
Mr Iteere also visited Presidential Escort Units’ residences in Highridge to console the families of Insp Joshua Tonkei and Sgt Murimi.