Police have released names and health state of seventeen passengers injured in the accident that involved Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju’s car, matatu and a saloon car long Nakuru-Nairobi highway.
It happened yesterday morning at Magina area at around 6.45am. Tuju was heading to Kabarak for burial of retired President Daniel arap Moi.
His Prado had a head-on collison with a Nuclear Sacco matatu that reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle ahead that slowed down.
Six people sustained serious injuries and 12 others had minor injuries and were treated at Kijabe mission hospital. Tuju was airlifted to Karen Hospital from Kijabe Hospital.
Here are the names of those involved and the nature of their injuries.
- CS Raphael Tuju sustained chest and abdominal injuries.
- Charles Oyaro who is Tuju’s bodyguard had fracture of the right hand.
- Austin Oindo who is Tuju’s driver sustained fracture of the right leg.
- Bernard Kariuki Muya, the matatu driver fell unconscious and is now in life support machine at kijabe Hospital.
- Adiella Nalusu had chest injuries.
- Jane Muthoni suffered head injuries.
The other 12 passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated. They include Simon Wachira Njeru, Daniel Wainaina, John Ndothua Mbaraga, Mercy Wambui Kabiri, and Solomon kiboi.
Others are Isaack Njuguna, David Kekunte, Francis Njoroge Thiong’o, Joseph Mbara Njau, Samuel Mwangi, Regina Nyambura and Paul Kiarie.