JUST IN: Several Students Feared Dead After Being Involved In A Grisly Accident

JUST IN: Several Students Feared Dead After Being Involved In A Grisly Accident

In Kanjuku village, Gatundu North, the lives of two promising students were tragically cut short in a devastating accident. Jane Mugure and Francis Muiruri, both dedicated learners at Kanjuku Secondary School, met with a fatal accident while riding a motorbike along the Mang’u-Flyover road. The collision, involving another speeding motorcycle and a vehicle, resulted in Jane Mugure succumbing to her injuries on the way to Thika Level 5 Hospital, while Francis Muiruri passed away during treatment.

The surviving student, Brian Mburu, recounted the harrowing experience, mentioning how they were on their way back from visiting a friend when the accident occurred near Mubao area. Despite Brian Mburu’s plea for urgent medical attention, the response was delayed, leading to tragic consequences.

The bereaved families, including Jane Mugure’s inconsolable mother Maritha Wairimu, are grappling with the immense loss of their beloved children. Maritha Wairimu described Jane Mugure as a focused and obedient child with aspirations for a bright future, echoing the sentiments of many who knew the two students.

The incident has sparked a renewed call for enhanced road safety measures. Joe Mwaura, Jane Mugure’s brother, highlighted the lack of medical facilities in the area, underscoring the need for accessible healthcare services. Furthermore, Stephen Mwangi, the deceased grandfather, urged the authorities and road contractors to implement speed control measures like speed bumps, culverts, and designated matatu stages along the Thika-Mang’u-Flyover road to prevent such tragic accidents in the future.

This unfortunate event adds to the growing concerns about road safety, especially in areas where infrastructure development is ongoing. Recent accidents along similar roads serve as stark reminders of the urgent need for comprehensive safety protocols and infrastructure adjustments to protect commuters and pedestrians alike.

There’s a collective plea for proactive measures to prevent such tragedies. The memories of Jane Mugure and Francis Muiruri will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew them, serving as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the critical importance of prioritizing safety on our roads.


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