Friends mourn loss

Kiniviliame Kaunisela (closest to camera) and his other friends from Natabua mourn the loss of their neighbour police constable Siuta Niumataiwalu in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE Natabua housing community is mourning the loss of a son and brother who they forged a good relationship with over the past five months.

Kiniviliame Kaunisela yesterday joined other friends in the flat which belonged to the deceased, police Constable Siuta Niumataiwalu and four other fellow police officers.

“It is a sad day because we had just started to get to know each other better after they moved here about five months ago,” Mr Kaunisela said.

“He was such a bubbly person who loved to gather people from around Natabua in their flat. Any person was welcome into their flat and he (Siuta) was always the one to welcome people where we would eat and spend as much time as we could together.”

Mr Kaunisela said the last time he spoke to Mr Niumataiwalu was on Monday before he headed for his afternoon shift.

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