Bodaboda operators stationed at Limpa off Magadi Road this morning held a demonstration to demand immediate installation of speed bumps between Kahuho and Kamura.
This came following a tragic accident last night at around 10pm near Kwekwe bridge. The accident claimed the life of 52 yrs old Henry Mburu Macharia. The late Mburu was working for Coca-Cola as a forklift driver. He also owned and operated a tuk-tuk in Lemelepo during weekends according to Mr. David Gathiga who also operates a TukTuk in the area. was driving home from work.
Mr. Gathiga also said the deceased would leave his Tuktuk at a nearby petrol station in the morning and pick it up after work. As he was driving home last night a private vehicle hit the tuk-tuk from behind according to eyewitnesses. The tuk-tuk was thrown into a roadside trench. The deceased was thrown off his vehicle and sustained serious in the head.
Eyewitnesses said the late Mburu was still breathing with difficulties at the scene of the accident. A good Samaritan volunteered to drive him to Nairobi Women’s Hospital in Rongai. He died in the vehicle just past total petrol station along Magadi Road.
The late Mburu was described by his colleagues as a straight forward man who followed the law, humble and respected everyone.
The late Mburu left behind a wife, Mrs. Gladys Waithera and six children. May his soul rest in peace.