23 March 2019

Kenya: Budding Gospel Artiste Among 12 Killed in Kikopey Accident

Nakuru — An upcoming gospel musician, Christonimph Wambui was among the 12 people who perished in the Kikopey road cash Friday.

Wambui was going to Nairobi on a deal to have her songs listed on Skiza Tunes when the accident occurred.

The 20-year-old old girl who finished her secondary school education had recorded two songs featuring two colleagues.

The deaths in the mid morning accident occurred when a truck hit five vehicles among them a matatu which was ferrying people to Nairobi.

All the 10 passengers in the public service vehicle and their driver died on the spot at Kikopey along the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

Nakuru County Commissioner, Erastus Mbui said the truck driver lost control after the brakes failed while descending a sloppy section of the road.

He said the truck driver fled and is still at large.

The truck conductor succumbed to injuries at the Gilgil sub-county Hospital bringing the toll to 12.

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