Man who BURNT family in Vihiga had been ‘SENT’ to buy sugar…. Employer speaksCounty News 16:08
Tuesday 17th September 2013 - A casual labourer from Vindizi, Vihiga County who torched his house killing himself, wife and three children had been sent to go buy sugar by his employer on the fateful day.
Speaking to the media, the employer, Mr. Shem Mukira said that he was shocked to learn of Gerishom Aluda’s demise. Mukira said that he had sent the employee whom he paid Sh 5,000 to go to the nearby kiosks to buy sugar. He however did not return only for the news of his death to be on national television.
He referred to Aluda as a hardworking and social person who did his work to perfection. He worked as a labourer and was always given days off to visit his family. Mukira said that he was so close to the deceased and had even offered to pay for his eldest child’s school fees.
He termed the demise as a big blow to the organization.
The Kenyan DAILY POST