KTN Journalist Killed in Grisly Head-On Collision [PHOTOS]

  • Deceased KTN News Director Edwin Audi
    Deceased KTN News Director Edwin Audi
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  • KTN News staff is mourning the sudden death of their colleague in a tragic road accident on Saturday, September 26.

    The accident, which claimed the life of KTN News director Edwin Audi, occurred along Kajiado-Namanga road and involved three vehicles, two lorries and a Toyota Probox.

    Confirming the incident, Kajiado Central Police boss Daudi Loronyokwe disclosed that the accident claimed two lives.

    The crash occurred at around 6:30 p.m. near Maili Saba. Reports indicate that the Probox was attempting to overtake a lorry when it rammed an oncoming truck loaded with timber.

    Deceased KTN News Director Edwin Audi and News anchor Zubeida Kananu.
    Deceased KTN News Director Edwin Audi and News anchor Zubeida Kananu.
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    "The Probox was coming from Kajiado heading to Namanga General. It happened that the said motor vehicle tried to overtake a trailer. The driver of the Probox tried to avoid hitting the trailer which was ferrying timber to Kajiado.

    "The Probox hit the front side of the trailer prompting it to veer off the road before landing in a ditch. As a result, one of the four passengers (Audi) died on the spot," read the police report in part.

    Audi passed away aged 42 years.

    The trailer ferrying timber is also said to have hit the other lorry killing its driver on the spot.

    The rest of the passengers were rushed to Kajiado Referral Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

    Audi's colleagues mourned him as a very talented director that had created careers and a fun person to work with.

    "Edwin Daudi why? My heart is (broken). One of Kenya’s greatest news directors, very talented, thorough, professional, all the assignments we’ve gone for were full of fun, your news directing was top notch. I will surely miss you my friend and colleague, we all will, RIP my brother. It is well, till we meet again. May God comfort your family," mourned KTN News anchor Zubeida Kananu.

    “I don’t know what to say. You were one friendly news director, very calm under pressure, and equally relaxed away from work. Shine on your way, brother. Till we meet again," stated news reporter Mark Namaswa.

    Audi was a news director at Standard Group's KTN News, after having a stint at Nation Media Group.

    Accident Scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
    Accident scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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    Probox in a ditch at the accident Scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
    Probox in a ditch at the accident Scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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    Accident Scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
    Accident Scene along Namanga-Kajiado Road on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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