Four killed in car crash after leaving funeral in Murang’a


Four killed in car crash after leaving funeral in Murang'a
Toyota Wish car involved in a road accident at Ithe Ruui area on the Kenol-Murang'a Road on August 6, 2019. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Four people died and two others were seriously injured on Tuesday evening in a road accident at Ithe Ruui area on the Kenol-Murang’a Road.

The six men were heading to Nairobi from a funeral in Kiharu Constituency, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, a Toyota Wish, and veered off the road, ramming into trees in the nearby ditch.

Confirming the 5.30pm incident, Murang’a County Police Commander Josphat Kinyua said four of the victims died on the spot.

The two survivors were taken to Maragwa Hospital with serious injuries.

It was not immediately clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

According to the local residents, the area is a known black spot notorious for fatal car crashes.

Two months ago a Nginda location assistant chief is reported to have died in a road accident at the area.

Still in the same area, the County Minister for Water Paul Macharia was also involved in a road accident that killed his driver.

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