Meru Deputy speaker loses two children in a grisly road accident

A vehicle belonging to Meru Deputy Speaker Mwenda Ali burst into flames after colliding with another vehicle in Embu County. Photo: courtesy

Meru County Assembly Deputy speaker Mwenda Ali has lost his two daughters following a grisly road accident along Meru-Nairobi Highway.

The MCA who escaped death narrowly sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi where he is currently recuperating.

The fatal accident occurred April 3 along the Meru-Embu road when Ali’s Subaru Legacy collided head-on with an oncoming double cabin at Gatunduri in Embu County.

His vehicle immediately burst into flames, killing his daughter Melissa Makena instantly.

Other people on board were Ali, his driver Michael Mwongera and his two year old daughter.

The three, who were severely injured, were rushed to Ena Hospital for treatment before being airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment.

At the time of the accident, the Deputy Speaker was reportedly in the passenger seat.

He sustained a deep cut in the head, dislocated his left knee and complained of chest pains.

The MCA was driving from Meru to Nairobi to see off his wife who was set to fly to India for treatment.

Embu West Traffic Base Commander Solomon Wamae said the 6-year-old girl died on the spot after sustaining serious injuries.


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“The other child was airlifted together with his dad and the driver to Karen Hospital, Nairobi, all with serious injuries. Unfortunately the child succumbed to injuries on arrival,” said Wamae.

Locals say they were alerted to the scene by a loud bang only to find Ali’s car in flames.

They blocked the road attempting to rescue the trapped victims, causing massive traffic along the road.

Embu County Commander Nicholas Maina said the Subaru Legacy had four occupants, three of whom survived but with severe injuries.

“We have commenced investigations with a view of establishing what caused the accident,” said Maina.

He urged motorists to exercise caution as some accidents were avoidable.

“Drivers should observe traffic rules so that we don’t continue losing lives,” said the commander.

The Toyota Hilux had one person who suffered minor injuries.

After the accident, the double cabin pick-up veered off to the roadside thicket, with its front partially destroyed.

The wreckages were towed to Embu West Police Station for inspection.

By John Majau

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