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Chief perishes in Kirinyaga road accident

By Munene Kamau | Mar 31st 2019 | 2 min read

A chief has died in Kirinyaga County in a suspected hit and run road accident along the Kagio -Baricho road.

David Mwai Kiragu was found dead alongside an unconscious boda boda rider. He is believed to have been a pillion passenger when the motorcycle was knocked down at Thumaita village in Mwerau location on Sunday morning.

The chief’s body and the boda boda rider were discovered by a resident while on his way to deliver milk.

The chief was on his way home from Kagio Town when the unknown vehicle hit the boda boda from the rear before speeding off.

The witness, Samson Muthii said he heard someone groaning by the roadside and on getting closer found a boda boda, its rider and a lone passenger whom he identified as the area Chief.

“I raised an alarm and within a few minutes the scene was flocked by curious residents who broke into tears on seeing Kiraugu’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood,” Muthii said.

Kirinyaga West Sub -County Commissioner Moses Ivuto who also visited the scene said that government had lost a dedicated and honest officer.

“Kiragu was among the Chiefs in this Sub-County who had managed to contain illegal brewing and consumption of illicit liquor and other hard substances,” he said.

The injured boda boda rider was rushed to a private hospital at the nearby Kagio town where he was admitted while the mangled wreckage of his motorcycle towed to Kagio Police Station.

Kiragu’s body has since been moved to the Kerugoya county mortally for a postmortem examination while police have embarked on investigations to track down the driver of the ‘hit and run’ vehicle.

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