Nakuru hotelier loses son in road accident

The family of hotelier and businessman Joseph Muya is mourning their son who died in a road accident at the weekend. 

According to a family member, Simon Muya was driving a tour van when he was involved in an accident at Kiundu area along the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.

Eye witnesses say the van had run over a pedestrian, who also died on the spot. The driver lost control of the vehicle which then veered off the road. 

“He rammed a stationary truck whose impact killed him on the spot,” said Charles Njoroge, a relative.

A man who was in the van when the accident happened, was injured and taken to Nakuru Level Five Hospital.

Nakuru East sub-county police boss Elena Kabukuru said the vehicle was towed to Central Police Station as investigations continue.

Businessman Muya is the proprietor of Lake Nakuru Lodge and Summit Hotel.