3 De Mathew Fans Die, 5 Injured in Grisly Accident

  • 3 people died following a gruesome road accident that occurred near Gatunyu Shopping center on Gatanga-Thika road, on Saturday evening.

    Reports coming in revealed that 2 children are also fighting for their lives at Thika Level 5 hospital, following the grisly accident involving a pick-up truck and a Toyota Vitz.

    According to eyewitness accounts, the motorists are believed to have been making their back from the funeral of the late benga maestro, John De'Mathew.

    "I just lost 3 of my work friends in a grisly road accident on Thika road coming from De Mathew's burial. Please to whom everyone this may reach out. Don't drink and driver, just don't!" Derrick Mwerema tweeted.

    Image of one of the vehicles involved in a tragic accident near Gatunyu Market August 24, 2019
    Image of one of the vehicles involved in a tragic accident near Gatunyu Market on August 24, 2019

    NTV disclosed that two of the deceased were actually brothers, adding that 5 people were rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital, after sustaining injuries.

    De Mathew was buried, on Saturday, at his home in Gatanga, Muranga county.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, alongside other dignitaries, were in attendance, with the Jubilee Party leader going on to announce that the government will set up a Ksh10 million studio at Kirwarwa within Gatanga Constituency.

    The studio would be in honour of the late De’ Mathew's, who Uhuru described as a personal friend.

    In yet another horrific incident, a car drove into Maragwa river, Murang’a, just a few minutes before the Gatunyu Market accident.

    Fortunately, an unidentified man jumped in and rescued the passengers before they drowned. 

    Image of a car that plunged into Maragwa River August 24, 2019
    Image of a car that plunged into Maragwa River August 24, 2019