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Deadly Kenyan roads claim whole family in separate accidents

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Deadly Road Accidents in Kenya: “The late David Gikonyo Kimani is the son of the late Peter Kimani Gikonyo and the late Ziporrah Muthoni Gikonyo and the only brother to the late Grace Wambui Kimani” reads an obituary in the September 5, 2018 edition of the Nation newspaper.

Peter, Ziporrah and their son, David, died in a tragic road crash at Kinungi on Thursday last week while their daughter had died close to 2 months before, on July 10.
She fell ill shortly after her graduation.

The vehicle that rammed theirs was overtaking another one near the Pefa Church.They were on their way to attend a friend’s funeral in Molo when they met their deaths at Kinungi.

Deadly Kenyan roads claim whole family in separate accidents

Zipporah and Gikonyo died on the spot while Kimani succumbed to injuries at Naivasha sub-district hospital.

According to some relatives, an oncoming vehicle was trying to overtake when the driver noticed another car. To avoid hitting the vehicle, the driver swerved and rammed into Kimani’s car, forcing it off the road.
A couple in the car that hit their vehicle is said to have sustained serious injuries.

The family lived in Ruiru and that is where they will be buried on September 11.
The National Transport and Safety Authority recently named the Kinungi stretch as one of the worst roads in Kenya.

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