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SK Macharia’s son cremated ahead of funeral service

The son of Kenyan media mogul SK Macharia’s son, John Macharia, was cremated earlier in the week, Nairobi News understands.

Mr Macharia was interred at the Lang’ata Cemetery Crematorium on Tuesday, sources say.

The session was attended by his family and very close circle of friends.

By press time, the requiem mass was underway at his father’s home in Murang’a.

He becomes the second Kenyan top Kenyan to be cremated in a week after multiparty hero Kenneth Matiba.

Mr Matiba was cremated on Friday April 27 at the same crematorium.

John died last Thursday night at the Karen Hospital where he had been rushed to after a freak accident along the Southern bypass.

His passenger survived.

The wreckage of John Kamaru's Porsche 911 Turbo S after the road accident that claimed his life. PHOTOS | COURTESY
The wreckage of John Kamaru’s Porsche 911 Turbo S after the road accident that claimed his life. PHOTOS | COURTESY

The self-involved accident happened at 11pm when John, who is said to have been speeding lost control of his Porsche 911 Turbo S 2016 car.

A 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S costs between Sh8.5 million ($85,350) and Sh13.3 million ($133,850).

The Porsche 911 Turbo S car has an engine capacity of 3800 CC. It runs on diesel. The vehicle is a 2016 model which was registered in Kenya on June 14 of the same year under AKM Investment Limited. Its top speed is 350kph.

The same vehicle was involved in an accident along Waiyaki Way in November 2016. He was later arrested and charged with drink driving.

John was the director and founder of Triple A Finance and Direct Line Assurance and he was also the heir apparent to SK Macharia’s estate that includes Royal Media Services, the owners of Citizen TV and radio, Inooro TV and radio and a host of other FM stations.

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John Macharia, son of SK Macharia, dies in freak road accident – PHOTOS