“I don’t know how to live without her. Some people say it’s God’s will, but I don’t want to question. But I know one day I will meet up with God – we all will – and I will ask him,” John Karanja says of his wife who died in Ethiopian plane crash on Sunday alongside their daughter and three grandchildren, as quoted by the Standard.
By G. Daniel
Karanja who had lived with his wife, Ann Karanja, for the last 35 years, had paid for her air ticket to visit their daughter, Caroline Nduta, in Canada in what was to be a ‘perfect gift’ to her after her retirement from public service at 60.
“I had never taken her out so I felt I had to do something for her,” Karanja who hails from Kabazi, Nakuru County said on Monday.
Nduta,34, who worked as an accountant, had secured Canadian citizenship in 2017 and had reportedly invited her parents for a visit that culminated to her mother’s 3-month trip to Canada but was later doubled to six.
“My idea was that she comes home with my grandchildren for the Easter holidays,” he added.
So, on Saturday Anne, her daughter Caroline and her three children left Ontario, Canada with their hearts undoubtedly yearning to be reunited with Karanja and other relatives at their Kabazi home.
But as ill fate would have it, they never made it home as their last bit of the journey to Kenya ended abruptly following the fatal crash.
Karanja still recalls the last communication he had with the entourage of five was through a text from Caroline: “I am excited (to come home) but I also have this fear in me.”