NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 23 – Two years ago, Pastor James Ng’ang’a was involved in a gruesome road accident that claimed the life of one lady and as if that was not enough and despite witness accounts, security authorities defended him saying someone else was behind the wheels of the Range Rover in what was viewed as a deliberate move to cover it up.
Now, in what seems to be a case of different players reading from the same script, famous musician cum-politician Charles Njagua aka Jaguar’s vehicle was on Tuesday involved in an accident that claimed two lives.
Unlike in Pastor Ng’ang’a’s case, Jaguar was not the one behind the wheel of his fuel guzzler but a yet unidentified woman according to witness accounts.
But controversy has surrounded the incident, after claims emerged that Jaguar appeared after the accident and claimed to be the one who was behind the wheel.
“The road is under construction, so the vehicles needed blocking to pave way for other road users and still give time to the constructors. The driver of the said Range Rover did not wait in line for cars to be cleared from her side, she was from Sagana heading to Makutano while the two were heading to Sagana. That’s when she hit the duo, who were almost joining the highway,” reads a witness account posted on Facebook.
“The boda boda they were using went to one side, while the two young men fell on the other side. They were hit by a vehicle, a range rover sport, registration number KCB 808 J.”
According to these accounts, the driver – the lady being ‘protected’ – stopped a few metres from the site of the accident while Jaguar arrived on the scene later to claim blame.
The vehicle was towed to Sagana police station.
The controversy that now surrounds the incident emanates from reports that the police denied relatives of both victims the opportunity to see the offending Range Rover.
The musician has since admitted that it his car that was involved in the accident in a Facebook post on his account Jaguar Kenya.
According to Jaguar, the “due process of the law is being followed to amicably resolve this.”
“It is with grief that I share this post today. As it is now public, I was involved in a car accident. Sadly, lives were lost in the incident. It is not any ones (sic) will to wake up and be involved in an accident such as this,” reads a section of his post.
“My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those affected. I pray God grant strength to the families affected as we all go through this trying moment. Lastly, let’s avoid confrontational remarks in consideration to the pain it is causing the bereaved families.”