Nithi Fatalities: Doctor Going To Pick Appointment Letter Dies

A family in Kilifi is grieving the loss of their daughter, Dr. Mary Mwandisha, who perished in the Modern Coast Bus accident on Sunday at Nithi Bridge.

Mwandisha, 28, who received her Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Nairobi in 2020, was on her way to Taita-Taveta to pick up her appointment letter successful interview for a doctor position in the county.

She had been employed by Lifetime Hospital in Meru County for three months.

“I spoke to my daughter on Sunday around 4pm and she informed me that she was travelling to Voi from Meru. She had applied for the medical job in Taita-Taveta and emerged successful,” her mother, Ms Angelina Mwandisha, said in an interview at her Kwa Mike Estate residence on the outskirts of Kilifi town.

She said her only daughter was to travel back to Meru on Monday night for clearance at her place of work before reporting to her new station in Voi.

“She told me as usual she would send a text message on arrival in Voi. She had estimated she would be there at around 2am or 3am. The text is yet to come,” the tearful mother said yesterday.

“I was a hopeful parent, my daughter had many dreams to achieve. She was on the right path and her untimely death is such a big blow.”

According to Richard, Mwandisha’s brother, her passing is a great loss for the family and she will be remembered for her compassion.

“She oozed compassion from every pore of her body, and she was just well-loved. She was the kind of person who would give the shirt off her back to somebody in need,” Richard said.

He added that the death was a blow to the family and community which supported her throughout her education.

“Death has robbed us of our hopes,” he said.

Mwandisha will be buried at Shelemba village near Munda primary school in Taita-Taveta County.