Chief Justice David Maraga out of hospital, wife still admitted


Chief Justice David Maraga out of hospital, wife still admitted
Chief Justice David Maraga in hospital after sustaining head injuries after an accident in Nakuru.

In Summary

  • It is reported that the accident, at Ngata farm happened as the CJ and his wife were going to church in Nakuru.
  • In a statement posted on social media on Sunday, CJ Maraga thanked Kenyans for their concern and messages of goodwill extended towards his and his wife’s recovery.
  • The accident left the car’s bonnet and front bumper badly damaged and the impact forced the airbags to deploy.

Chief Justice David Maraga was on Sunday morning discharged from Nairobi Hospital after spending the night following an accident on Saturday in Nakuru.

Maraga’s wife, Yucabeth Nyaboke, is however still admitted at the same hospital where it is reported she suffered neck injuries but she is not expected to stay there for long.

In a statement posted on social media on Sunday, CJ Maraga thanked Kenyans for their concern and messages of goodwill extended towards his and his wife’s recovery.

He also expressed gratitude to President Uhuru Kenyatta on whose instructions they were airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment from the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital.

According to the statement, doctors at the hospital confirmed that the two only suffered minor injuries during the accident and are recovering just fine.

“We’re also touched by the goodwill messages from Deputy President William Ruto and Hon. Raila Odinga who has this morning visited and prayed with us,” read the statement.

“The Inspector-General of Police has this morning assured me that Mr Kigen, the driver of the other vehicle who suffered more serious injuries than we did, is in a stable condition. We’re praying for him and will do anything we can to assist with his treatment.”

Maraga also thanked Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi for visiting them at the hospital on Saturday and Sunday.

The Chief Justice and his wife were involved in an accident in Ngata area, Nakuru County as they went to church.

The accident left the car’s bonnet and front bumper badly damaged and the impact forced the airbags to deploy.

 

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