Central Region Police Commander Titus Karuri was airlifted to hospital in Nairobi for specialist treatment after his personal vehicle was involved in a road accident on Monday in Gachocho area of Kigumo sub-county.
Central Regional Commander Wilfred Nyagwanga confirmed the accident, saying Mr Karuri was heading towards Nyeri via the Kangema-Gacharage road when the car overturned in a ditch in the morning.
“The officer is in fairly good condition,” he said, adding that the officer was going undercover at area police stations.
The 42-kilometre-long Kangare-Kaharate road is reportedly controlled by a Mungiki gang who extort vehicles plying the road.
“We had a serious problem with this gang and the commander was on a fact-finding mission. We moved some officers from police stations and posts along the road and my comrade was monitoring the progress,” he said. he declares.
Mr Nyagwanga said Mr Karuri was driving at moderate speed when the car’s steering developed a mechanical problem. The vehicle veered off the road and landed in a ditch.
Among those who wished the officer a speedy recovery were Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria, Senator Irungu Kang’ata, Roads Cabnet Secretary James Macharia, a native of Gachocho, as well as Sports CAS , Culture and Heritage, Zack Kinuthia.