Matatu driver involved in Raphael Tuju accident placed on life support: police


Matatu driver involved in Raphael Tuju accident placed on life support: police

The driver of the matatu in the accident that involved Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has been placed on life support.

A police report said the matatu driver was unconscious when officers arrived at Magina area in Lari, Kiambu County.

“All the injured were rushed to Kijabe Mission Hospital where they are admitted and are in stable condition apart from the matatu driver who is on life support machine,” the report reads in part.

The matatu had 12 passengers onboard when the accident occurred at around 6:45am on Wednesday.

The accident involved three vehicles: a Totoya Allion, a matatu and the Prado that Tuju was in.

According to the police report, the driver of the Toyota Allion had stopped to allow another vehicle to branch off into a feeder road ahead.

“As the matatu was trying to avoid hitting the said vehicle, it swerved to the other traffic lane thereby colliding head-on with the motor vehicle which had Tuju onboard,” the report reads.

The three vehicles have been towed to the police station awaiting inspection.

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