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Tuju airlifted to Nairobi after road crash

Tuju airlifted to Nairobi after road crash
  • The incident happened at around 6.45 am Wednesday morning and involved three vehicles: Mr Tuju's car, a matatu and a Toyota Allion saloon car.

Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju has been airlifted to Karen Hospital from Kijabe Hospital for care under his personal doctor following an early morning road accident.

He had undergone an emergency exploratory laparotomy to stop active bleeding in his abdomen while at Kijabe

Mission Hospital.

The Jubilee Secretary-General was rushed to the facility after a road accident in Magina area along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway as he headed to Kabarak for former president Daniel Moi's burial.

Mr Tuju, who was being driven in a Toyota Prado, was said to be experiencing chest pains, while his bodyguard fractured his arm and driver fractured his right leg.

Mr Tuju is said to be in a stable condition.

The incident happened at around 6.45 am Wednesday morning and involved three vehicles: Mr Tuju's car, a matatu and a Toyota Allion saloon car.

The matatu is said to have collided head-on with the Prado carrying Mr Tuju.

Passengers who were in the PSV were injured and were rushed to Kijabe Hospital.

The matatu driver, according to a police report, was on life support.

The three vehicles involved in the accident were towed to the Ilari station yard for inspection.

The car Mr Tuju was riding in was towed to Lari
The car Mr Tuju was riding in was towed to Lari police station. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The wreckage of the matatu at Lari Police
The wreckage of the matatu at Lari Police station. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The police chopper that was to airlift Tuju to
The police chopper that was to airlift Tuju to Nairobi after the crash. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP