Inmate killed, 8 others injured in Tharaka Nithi road crash


Inmate killed, 8 others injured in Tharaka Nithi road crash

One prisoner died while 8 others were injured after an Embu Prison vehicle lost control in Tharaka Nithi.

According to Tharaka Nithi County Chief Emergency Officer Alex Mugambi, the vehicle had been transferring the inmates from Embu to Meru.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled into Thuci River.

7 prison warders who had accompanied the inmates were also injured in the Tuesday accident.

They were rushed to Chuka County Referral Hospital.

The incident comes two days after 4 Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) officers were killed in a grisly road accident on the Meru–Isiolo Highway.

Meanwhile, an inmate at the Kibos maximum prison in Kisumu is said to have committed suicide on Monday evening under unclear circumstances.

County police commander Benson Maweu told Citizen Digital that the 27-year-old man allegedly took his own life in his cell room.
Maweu said the inmate used the cover of his mattress to hang himself adding that police have launched investigations.
Fellow inmates apparently discovered the man’s lifeless body and notified the authorities.
The deceased was serving a 20-year-jail term for defilement and he had already served 7 years.
The body was transferred to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Additional report from Allan Obiero

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