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Unanswered questions about CJ Maraga’s road accident – PHOTOS

Chief Justice David Maraga and his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke were on Saturday morning involved in a road accident which left both of them nursing injuries.

The accident took place along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway and the CJ’s car, Mercedes Benz S350, was extensively damaged on the front, left side.

While Maraga an his wife were both treated in hospital, police have provided scanty details on the accident.

Chief Justice David Maraga's damaged Mercedes Benz S350 after the accident in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
Chief Justice David Maraga’s damaged Mercedes Benz S350 after the accident in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY

Given that Kenyan traffic rules demand that motorists keep left, unless they are overtaking, questions have arisen over how the accident may have occurred.

Here are some of the unanswered questions on the accident.

1. Was Justice Maraga’s driver trying to overtake before the accident took place?

The car could have been knocked on the left if the driver was trying to overtake. No-one has come out to say what really ensued.

2. Was Justice Maraga’s driver on the wrong side?

Was the car being driven on the wrong side of the road all through before it avoided hitting an oncoming vehicle hence causing the accident?

Chief Justice David Maraga leaves War Memorial Hospital in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018, where he was admitted after being involved in a road accident. PHOTO; AYUB MUIYURO/
Chief Justice David Maraga leaves War Memorial Hospital in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018, where he was admitted after being involved in a road accident. PHOTO | AYUB MUIYURO

3. Justice Maraga was injured on his fore-head; was he strapped up?

A Mercedes Benz S350 is so spacious inside that one wonders if he didn’t have have his safety belt, leading to the head injury on impact.

A Mercedes Benz S350 has also plenty of leg room in the front and rear seats.

4. Where is the other vehicle that knocked the CJ’s car? Where are the occupants?

According to Nakuru’s regional traffic commandant Ziro Arome the vehicle that knocked CJ Maraga’s car was speeding. But no photos of the vehicle has been shared. which begs the questions how badly was it is damaged, who and where are occupants?

5. Where are the two chase cars which accompany the CJ’s car?

Whenever the CJ is being driven in his official car, there are two cars; a chase car and another one which carries his bodyguards accompanying him.
If he wasn’t accompanied by the other two cars then it means that there was a breach of protocol.

The undamaged rear side of Chief Justice David Maraga's Mercedes Benz S350 after the accident in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
The undamaged rear side of Chief Justice David Maraga’s Mercedes Benz S350 after the accident in Nakuru county on December 22, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY