Kenya: DP Ruto Wishes Tuju Quick Recovery

13 February 2020

The Deputy President William Ruto has wished Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and all those involved in Wednesday morning's road accident a speedy recovery.

Tuju, who is also a Cabinet Secretary without a portfolio, has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit in Karen Hospital after his car collided with a matatu belonging to Nuclear Sacco along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Tuju was on his way to attend the burial of the late president Daniel arap Moi in Kabarak when the accident happened while the matatu was heading towards Nairobi.

"Our prayers and best wishes to Cabinet Secretary and Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and all those that were involved in today's morning accident at Magina in Lari, Kiambu County. We wish you a speedy recovery," Ruto tweeted.

The matatu driver lost control of the vehicle and swerved to the right side and collided with Tuju's Prado.

Tuju and 17 others who were involved in the accident were taken to AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital.

According to doctors at Kijabe, said Tuju was operated on to stop internal bleeding before he was flown to Karen Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

"He had broken ribs on his right side and complained of difficulty in breathing," a doctor who sought anonymity told Nairobi News.

The matatu driver was put on life support while Tuju's driver and bodyguard who sustained injuries were airlifted to Forces Memorial Hospital.

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