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Gakuru’s driver swerved to spare reckless boda boda rider – witness

A man who witnessed the freak accident that claimed Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru’s life says his driver lost control after getting distracted by a boda boda that was carrying meat.

“I was heading to Nairobi…I was trailing the governor’s car,” Dennis Muigai told Citizen TV.

PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

“There was a motorbike carrying meat that suddenly appeared on the road from the side and encountered a lorry ahead of him. So, he tried to overtake the lorry by getting onto the lane where the governor’s vehicle was. The governor’s driver was trying to avoid killing the boda boda driver.”

“The driver swerved and knocked the guard rails. Suddenly, I saw the car tyre flying in the air,” he added.

PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

“I stopped the car and rushed to the scene. The governor was still speaking. He said, ‘I’ve hurt my leg please help me.”