Two students die, one injured in Gatundu North road accident

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 04:13 | By
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Grief has engulfed two families from Kanjuku village in Gatundu North, Kiambu County after their two children died in a road accident, a day before reporting back to school after a long academic break.

Jane Mugure and Francis Muiruri, 17 succumbed after the motorbike they were travelling on along Mang’u-Flyover Road, which is under construction, was hit by another speeding motorcycle that pushed them towards a speeding vehicle.

The victims were in form three and form four at Kanjuku Secondary.

Brian Mburu, another student who was riding the ill-fated motorcycle escaped death by a whisker, though with slight injuries.

Third victim survived

Speaking to journalists at Kanjuku village, Mburu said that he picked the deceased from their home to visit another friend in a nearby village.

After the visit, they headed towards Kariminu II dam for adventure before heading back home when the accident occurred.

“I fell unconscious after and upon regaining consciousness I saw my friends lying on the road. Mugure seemed gravely injured but Muiruri was speaking,” Mburu recounted.

At Mugure’s home, her mother Maritha Wairimu is yet to come to terms with the sudden death of her last-born daughter. She said that the pain is unbearable after her daughter’s life and bright future was cut short by the carnage.

“She was my last-born child and I had high hopes for her. She was an obedient child and was focused on her studies hoping to even further it in the near future. It’s so painful to lose her,” she said amid sobs.

Joe Mwaura, Mugure’s brother, said that there were no medics at Mubao Health centre and Igegania Level four hospital to attend to them, noting that they had to embark on the long journey to Thika level five hospital.

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