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One person killed, Murang’a CEC Paul Macharia seriously injured in a grisly accident

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH JUNE,2019-Muranga County Executive Member for Water and Cooperatives Paul Macharia is nursing serious injuries at Muranga County Referral Hospital after being involved in a road accident that killed his relative on Sunday morning.

According to eye witnesses, Mr Macharia’s vehicle was speeding when it lost control and hit trees at Kaharati along Kenol- Muranga road.


Mr John Kamau, a witness said the vehicle had two occupants at the time of the accident.

“The vehicle was moving at a high speed, we heard a huge bang and when we looked we saw two people stuck inside the car,” he said.

The wreckage of Muranga County Executive Member for Water and Cooperatives Paul Macharia’s vehicle. Mr Macharia was injured  during the accident on Kaharati along Kenol-Muranga road on June 9, 2019.|COURTESY|NATION

Muranga County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua said Mr Macharia lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road before hitting a tree in the 8am Sunday accident.

“Mr Macharia sustained leg injuries,” the county police boss said.

Doctors told the Nation that the CEC, whose left leg was fractured, also complained of chest pains.

The accident comes three days after another one claimed an assistant chief and two passengers.

Mr Kinyua urged motorists to drive with caution especially during the rainy season.

“I urge motorists to drive carefully during the rainy season because roads are usually slippery and this could lead to accident,” he said.

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