, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 – Two young men and a woman were killed in an accident on Lang’ata road, Nairobi on Tuesday morning.
The three died when a car, a Subaru, lost control and rolled several times a few meters from the Nairobi National Park gate.
“The two gentlemen and a lady died on impact,” said Leonard Katana, the Nairobi deputy Traffic chief.
A fourth passenger survived, only sustaining bruises in the accident which police said occurred at about 5am when the youth are believed to have been going back home from a night-long exploit.
Police identified the dead as Duncan Marenya, Peter Omondi while the young lady’s name was only given as Venna.
Marenya who was said to have been driving the vehicle runs a beauty shop on Ngong road.
The mangled wreckage of the maroon Subaru was towed to the Lang’ata Police station yard where friends and relatives streamed to view it.
“I was with them last evening on Lang’ata road. We were to go out but since I had commitments I excused myself and left,” one of their friends said.
“I am just lucky to be alive because I was seated in the back seat but I alighted after having a drink with them on Ngong road,” the friend who requested not to be named said.
A police officer who was among those who visited the scene of the tragic accident told Capital FM News that they found all the bodies several meters away from the mangled wreckage.
“They must have been thrown out on impact. The fourth passenger was too lucky to survive because by the time the vehicle landed on the ground, he was still seated intact on the back left,” the officer said.
Police said they would investigate if one or all the four men were under the influence of alcohol because a beer bottle was found in the vehicle.
The key was still in the ignition, although the steering was missing perhaps due to the impact of the accident.
Police said road accidents are common on Lang’ata road, particularly at night.