Son of Kenyan politician killed in road crash

September 4, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 – Joseph Karume Njenga, the eldest son of prominent Kenyan politician Njenga Karume, was killed in a road accident early Saturday morning.

Police said Mr Njenga\’s saloon car rammed into a trailer on the Nakuru – Molo road at midnight.

"He died on the spot," said Molo police boss Achesa Litabalia.

"A female passenger who was accompanying him was thrown out of the vehicle on impact and is admitted to the Rift Valley general hospital with serious internal injuries."

The body was taken to the war memorial hospital mortuary for a postmortem.

The OCPD said: "The driver must have been speeding since the speedometer mark stopped at 140kmph."

The driver of the trailer George Guchu said he tried to avoid the accident but was not successful.

"I saw the small vehicle meandering on the highway and swerved to avoid a head on collision but it plunged into the side of my trailer," he explained.

President Mwai Kibaki has sent his condolences to family and friends and said he had learnt with great shock and sorrow of the death of Mr Njenga.

Until his death, Mr Njenga was a successful businessman in Nairobi and a farmer in Molo.

"The passing on of the late Njenga is a big loss not only to his family, relatives and close friends but also to the nation which he served diligently," said the statement.

President Kibaki described the late Njenga as a hard working and determined farmer and businessman.

"I pray to God to give the family strength and fortitude at this moment of mourning," he said.


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