Senator Cherargei Rushed to Hospital After Being Involved in Road Accident

  • The aftermath of an accident involving Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei on Friday, June 5, 2020
    The aftermath of an accident involving Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei on Friday, June 5, 2020
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  • Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has been rushed to hospital after being involved in a road accident at Kapseret Centre along Eldoret-Kapsabet road.

    The Jubilee Senator was reportedly driving himself from Nandi County to his Eldoret, Uasin Gishu residence on Friday night, June 5 at 10 p.m.

    KTN journalist Ali Manzu was among the first to report that the Senator had been involved in an accident.

    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargai during an address
    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargai during an address in 2019.

    Multiple sources added that the Senator had been rushed to St Lukes Hospital in Eldoret, having sustained minor injuries.

    Cherargei reportedly veered off the main road and hit barriers at an ongoing by-pass construction.

    The Senators vehicle, a black Padro was extensively damaged after the accident. 

    A report by the Standard on Saturday, June 6, stated that Cherargei was part of the entourage that accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to a private ceremony in Nandi County on Friday, June 5. 

    Other leaders included Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and Soy MP Caleb Kositany.

    In the event, Ruto met over 50 Nandi leaders and a section of religious leaders in a 2-hour closed-door meeting. 

    According to leaders present at the ceremony, the meeting was meant to prepare the DP ahead of the 2022 election and protect him from bad omens.

    Cherargei is a staunch ally of DP Ruto and was part of the Senate leaders who President Uhuru Kenyatta cracked the whip on.

    He was ousted from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee

    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei sanitizes his hands before entering Senate chambers on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei sanitizes his hands before entering Senate chambers on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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