Central region

Central region police chief involved in road accident in Murang’a

Central Regional Police Commander Titus Karuri was involved in a traffic accident in Kigumo, Murang’a County.

Karuri’s vehicle was involved in the accident on the Kangema-Kigumo (Nyoka Nyoka) road. He was taken to nearby Kigumo health center for first aid before being transferred to a city hospital for specialist treatment.

The accident happened at Kirere market in Kigumo sub-county. Senior county security officials confirmed.

Murang’a County Police Commander Donatha Kiplangat confirmed the accident, saying Karuri was responding to treatment.

“For now, he is in stable condition and is being treated at the Kigumo health center, and more information will be released once we have it,” she said.

It comes hours after four women were killed by a vehicle whose driver lost control on the Murang’a-Kangema road on Sunday evening.

During the 5 p.m. crash, one died on the spot while three others died at the Murang’a County Referral Hospital.

Murang’a East Police Commander William Kiambi said one of the victims escaped unharmed after the driver of the vehicle coming from the direction of Kangema lost control of the village of Hilltop.

The women were coming from a church meeting.

The driver of the vehicle fled after fearing that he would be lynched by residents who rushed to the scene.

“The vehicle was towed to Murang’a police station for investigation,” said the police commander.