In Summary

  • The national women’s volleyball team captain Mercy Moim grapples double tragedy
  • Joseph Izuza died in a tragic road accident along the Thika Super Highway
  • Both Asuza and his mother will now be buried on the same day.

The national women’s volleyball team captain Mercy Moim is grappling with the devastating loss of her husband Joseph Izuza in a tragic road accident along the Thika Super Highway in Nairobi.

Moim, who captains the national women volleyball team, otherwise known as Malkia Strikers, was forced to return to Nairobi from Accra where she was part of Team Kenya competing in the African Games.

Moim arrived in Nairobi on March 19 and was received at the airport by Paul Bitok, a volleyball coach and KVF official.

Asuza’s Death
Joseph Asuza,/photo Courtesy

 

In a  devastating turn of events that has left friends in disbelief, Asuza, fondly known as ‘Asuu’,  met his end in a road accident on Thika Road, on Sunday March 17, 2023 near the Mathari Hospital

Speaking to Ghetto Radio News, a friend confirmed that He jumped out of a moving cab before being crushed by another oncoming vehicle on Sunday afternoon.

Additionally He says ,He spoke with the deceased on Saturday night when He requested him to share the pin location to  their home where burial arrangements  for His mum were currently underway

‘’Niliongea nay yeye Saturday na nikamwambia nataka pin ndio nifike kwao kusaidia kwa akutayarisha mazishi only  to learn of the unfortunate turn of events on Sunday’’ Narrated  painfully Asu’s Close friend

Asuza who was  based in the USA  had returned home to help be part of his mother’s send off.

A reliable source  has confirmed to Ghetto radio news that both Asuza and his mother will now be buried on the same day.

Team Kenya management condoles the family

Meanwhile, Team Kenya management condoled the family of Moim following the tragedy.

“Volleyball family kindly accept our sincere condolences to your captain Mercy Moim for the double loss of her dear husband and mother in law. The entire Planning Committee is saddened with this very sad news and we pray for God’s mercies and comfort for Mercy during this trying moment,” read a statement from the committee.

“The entire volleyball team kindly take heart, have peace and be strong as you represent our country during your remaining matches. We wish you all the best and may the good Lord rest the souls of the departed in eternal peace,” said James Akama, who is the excutive director of the team.

 

 

 

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