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Underway: Burial of family wiped out by reckless Subaru driver

A somber mood has engulfed a village in Ruiru as three members of a nuclear family who died in a road accident at Kinungi on August 30 are laid to rest.

Hundreds of mourners, local leaders and clergy are attending the event that kicked off at noon.

The three; Peter Kimani (husband), Zipporah Kimani (wife) and their son David Gikonyo met their untimely death when the car they were travelling in collided with an overtaking vehicle on their way to Molo to attend a burial ceremony of a friend’s brother.

The three died when a driver of a turbo-charged Subaru vehicle, who was speeding, swerved and hit their car from the side as he attempted to overtake on a black spot.

LEFT: An obituary of the Kimanis. RIGHT: The wreckage of the Subaru.
LEFT: An obituary of the Kimanis. RIGHT: The wreckage of the Subaru.

Their tragic death followed the death of their only other child, Grace Wambui Kimani, on July 10.

The Subaru swerved and hit the vehicle the family was travelling in forcing it off the road. Their van’s airbags did not deploy and Peter and Ziporrah died on the spot. Their son David died in hospital.

The Gikonyo's family's car after it was hit by a reckless driver at Kinungi. PHOTO | COURTESY
The Gikonyo’s family’s car after it was hit by a reckless driver at Kinungi. PHOTO | COURTESY