In Summary
  • Caroline’s father, John Quindos Karanja, narrated the pain of losing his firstborn daughter and four other members of the family.
  • Wanjiru described Caroline as a sister “whose heart was so much attached to her family members”.
  • Mr Karanja said no one can fill the void that his wife and other family members have left in his heart.

Still in her 30s, Caroline Nduta Karanja was definitely on top of her dreams and a source of hope for her family which depended on her as their breadwinner.

The death of the accountant has left her family hollow, in pain and agony with all dreams they shared shattered.

When the Nation visited the family in Kwa Amos village in Bahati, Nakuru County, Caroline’s father, John Quindos Karanja, narrated the pain of losing his firstborn daughter and four other members of the family.

Caroline died alongside her mother, Mrs Ann Wangui Karanja and her three sons in the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crash on Sunday at Bishoftu, formerly known as Debre-Zeit.

RELOCATE TO CANADA

Caroline’s siblings Mwangi Karanja, Kevin Quindos and Kelly Wanjiru said plans for them to relocate to Canada where she lived were underway as their sister had already began facilitating for the same.

Ms Wanjiru, Caroline’s last-born sister told Nation that there was a lot in store for them through their sister “whose heart was so much attached to her family members”.

“We’ve been in school for years and our sister never rested until she saw us graduating. Personally, she took me through my university studies and still wanted my brothers and I to relocate to Canada and stay closer to her,” she narrated.

Kevin said he will forever remember his sister for coming into his life at his time of need. He studied medicine in Venezuela for seven years courtesy of the Kenyan government sponsorship, but Caroline came to his aid when he almost missed his final exams.

STRANDED IN VENEZUELA

“I got a government sponsorship to study in Venezuela for seven years and it was assured to me that I will be getting Sh600,000 every year to cater for my school fees and other needs. But immediately I moved to Venezuela, that never happened,” he narrated.

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