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Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju involved in road accident

NAIROBI
By Sara Okuoro | February 12th 2020
Jubilee Party Secretary-General and CS without portfolio Raphael Tuju.

Jubilee Secretary-General and CS without portfolio Raphael Tuju was on Wednesday involved in a road accident at Kijabe along Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

Tuju was headed to Kabarak for the late President Daniel arap Moi’s burial.

His Prado collided with a matatu.

Raphael Tuju's Prado collided with a matatu at Magina along Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

Sports CS Amina Mohammed was being driven behind him.

Tuju had emergency surgery at Kijabe Hospital before being airlifted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi. 

CS Tuju's vehicle being towed away from the scene of the accident.

Central police commander Patrick Lumumba said the matatu had swerved to avoid hitting a car that had stopped ahead of it abruptly when it collided head on with that of Tuju.

“The driver says he was avoiding to hit another car when he collided with the other car carrying the CS. Those injured are in hospital,” he said.

What remained of Tuju's Prado.

His driver sustained a fractured hand while his bodyguard had bruises. Tuju complained of chest pains after the accident.

The bodyguard was airlifted to Nairobi from Kijabe Hospital.

Several passengers who were in the matatu traveling in the opposite direction were also injured and rushed to the Kijabe Mission Hospital.

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju was en route to Kabarak for the late President Moi's funeral when the accident happened.

Local leaders, dignitaries and at least 10 heads of state are headed to Kabarak for Moi’s burial.

The former president who will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home next to his wife Lena and will be accorded full military honours, which include conveyance of the body under escort on a gun carriage, accompanied by military musical honours and a 19 gun-salute.

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