2 School Principals Die in Road Accident 

  • The car accident along the Nyahururu-Nyeri road at Solio ranch on May 8, 2021.
    The car accident along the Nyahururu-Nyeri road at Solio ranch on May 8, 2021.
  • Two secondary school principals and a primary school headteacher lost their lives in an accident, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia has announced.

    In a statement on May 9, the TSC head disclosed that the three were involved in a grisly road accident along the Nyahururu-Nyeri road at Solio ranch stretch.

    "On behalf of the commission and the entire teaching fraternity, I take this opportunity to pass our heartfelt condolences to the families of the three heads of the institution, their staff, the entire school community and Laikipia County," Macharia stated.

    Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia addresses the media in January 2020 in Nairobi

    The deceased have been identified as Principal of Karaba Secondary School Mwathi Gituku Nyamu, his wife Eunice Njoki Mwathi who was a headteacher at Mariakani Primary School, and Peterson Irungu Mwangi, Principal Thome Mixed Day Secondary School.

    "As lead administrators who dedicated their lives to improve the wellbeing of Kenyan learners, they leave a big gap in the teaching fraternity.

    "They will be forever remembered for their tremendous contribution to the provision of quality education," Macharia mourned.

    The accident occurred on May 8, with four fatalities in total following the accident which was reported as a head-on collision between two private accidents.

    The bodies of the deceased were taken to Nyeri Hospital Morgue.

    In another tragic accident, five family members when their car rammed into a trailer on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

    Confirming the incident, Coast traffic regional commandant Peter Maina indicated that the family was travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi when their vehicle collided head-on with a trailer going in the opposite direction.

    The police added that four other people were critically injured and had been rushed to Kinango District Hospital.

    The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) estimates that 3,000 Kenyans die from road accidents every year.

    A recent report indicated that most accidents are attributed to human-related factors such as speeding, reckless driving, dangerous overtaking, drunk driving, failure to use helmets among others.

    An accident along the Nairobi Mombasa highway
    An accident along the Nairobi Mombasa highway