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Elderly couple, daughter perish in Limuru road accident while heading for a burial

In Summary

  • A man, his wife and daughters died in a road accident along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.
  • The family was heading to Nakuru for a burial, when they rammed into a PSV while trying to overtake another vehicle.

An elderly couple and their daughter died on Monday after their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a matatu at Njira ya Ngenia in Limuru along Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

William Kamau, 77, his spouse Jane Njoki, 69, and their daughters Rhoda Njeri, 40, and Evelyn Waithera, 32, were heading to Nakuru for a burial.

Eyewitness’ account

According to witnesses the saloon car while trying to overtake another car, is said to have rammed to the PSV approaching from the opposite direction.

George Onsongo, a traffic police officer said Waithera, the driver of the saloon car and two passengers died on the spot.

She was a lecturer at the Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi.

Daughters Professions

Kamau’s nephew sustained serious injuries and was taken to PCEA Kikuyu Hospital. Other injured passengers from the PSV were rushed to Kikuyu Hospital, Limuru Nursing Home and Cottage Hospital in Limuru town.

Mwaniki, a relative to the family said that the ailing Kamau, a former employee of Kenya Power, had moved to Nairobi from Murang’a so that “he could get uninterrupted medical attention.”

Njeri, one of the daughters who perished in the crash was an employee at a private hospital in Murang’a Town.

The bodies of the family members were moved to Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home in Kabati, Murang’a while the wreckage of the vehicles was towed to Tigoni police station.

The bereaved relatives back in Kiharu, Murang’a County are now making burial plans for the four victims.

Kamau is survived by three sons; Anthony Irungu, Muturi Kamau and Maina Kamau.


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