Four family members die in grisly road accident
A usually quiet Gakuo village has been thrown into panic and mourning after four family members were crashed to death by a Matatu.
The four who included two brothers and their two cousins were killed as they rode back home from work at Kagio town where they had been working at a construction site as masons
Dominic Bundi, 27, who was the rider, bought the motorbike just six months ago, according to his brother John Kangangi.
The accident occurred at Kimicha market on Kutus-Sagana road when a matatu which was trying to avoid a pot hole hit the motorcycle. The Matatu was headed to Sagana and the motorcycle to Kutus.
The victims were identified as Eston Macharia, 39, his brother Peter Njagi, 27, cousins Bundi and Francis Gicobi, 25.
The mother of the two brothers Irene Wambura, 59, narrated how she received the shocking news of their tragic end through a phone call while on her way home from Makutano market.
Wambura said she rushed to Kerugoya Level Five hospital only to find traffic policeman by the death bed of her son Njagi.
“On entering the Ward where Njagi had been admitted unconscious, I spotted a nurse covering his body while the police officer stood by and I noticed my son like his brother, who died on the spot, was also no more,’’ she said.
Macharia’s wife Catherine Wangui, a mother of two, was equally devastated by the loss of her hard working husband.
She was however over whelmed and could not speak as she broke down and wailed uncontrollably.
Rukenya Sub-location Assistant Chief Joseph Gitari who is also a close relative of the affected families said he was shocked by the tragic loss of the four hard working young men.
A County Senatorial aspirant Mr. Elias Nganga while condoling the families blamed the Kenya National Highway Authority for failing to maintain its roads in the area leaving them to develop gaping potholes.
He said in March two men were crashed to death at Rukanga village by a vehicle said to belong to a famous musician Charles Kanyi aka Jaguar.
He said improvement of the roads in the county would reduce accidents being experienced in the area.
By Irungu Mwangi