Governor Tearfully Narrates Last Moment With Friend Who Was Crushed to Death
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu was on Wednesday moved to tears at the high court when she narrated her last moments with former Township Mayor, Martha Mwangangi who was killed in an accident.
Ngilu, who was the second prosecution witness, told the court that she witnessed the mayor's death on December 16, 2016, when she had joined her to calm down a section of demonstrating workers.
“I was with the former mayor when suddenly a county government truck plunged into the demonstrators outside the Kitui police station and crushed her to death.
"Martha and I were old friends and we had been called to defend the traders’ source of livelihood,” the governor expressed emotionally.
Narrating the incident before Justice Lilian Mutende, the governor stated that she was lucky to be alive after she was pulled away by her aide, The Standard reports.
“Martha was not lucky. The truck hit and flung her ahead before crushing her on the head and mid-section.
"She died instantly as pandemonium ensued at the scene,” Ngilu stated tearfully.
The driver that had been driving the truck, however, denied causing the former mayor's death.
While Daniel Kithome, the advocate for the accused, cross-examined the governor, she stated that she did not see the driver before or after the incident but saw the truck speeding away from the scene.
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