Man killed, Murang'a CEC Paul Macharia injured in accident

Sunday June 09 2019

Curious residents mill around the wreckage of Muranga County Executive Member for Water and Cooperatives Paul Macharia's vehicle. Mr Macharia sustained injuries during the accident on Kaharati along Kenol-Muranga road on June 9, 2019. PHOTO | DAVID MUCHUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP


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.

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.