How Thika MP Aide Died In A Horrific Car Crash.




The wreckage of Santos' car. Inset: Santos escorting Thika MP Alice Ng'ang'a in a previous event.
Thika residents woke up Sunday morning with the sad news of the demise of Eliud Muchiri Gathangira aka ‘Santos’ who died in a grisly accident along the busy Thika Superhighway.

Santos died after his saloon car hit a stalled pick-up and swerved off the motorway and smashed into a trench just opposite the Juja Police Station.

According to eyewitness reports, a pick-up carrying avocados had earlier been involved in an accident and efforts to get it off the road were underway. At around 2:35am, Santos’ car, which was said to be speeding, suddenly bumped into an unexpected stalled vehicle in the middle of the runway and in an effort to avoid ramming onto the pick-up, he swerved his car sideways but lost control of it after it drove on the avocado that had spilled on the road.

It is alleged that his vehicle swayed and hit the pick-up on the side before his car flying off the road to crash land on the concrete drainage trench, extensively damaging the car. Muchiri was sandwiched in the wreckage and died in the process of being retrieved from the metals. It took the efforts of a breakdown and the members of the public to untrap him from the wreck.

His body was taken to Thika’s General Kago Funeral Home and later transferred by friends and relatives to the Kenyatta University Funeral Home in preparation for his final send off at their rural home in Nyeri County.

Sources close to him say that Muchiri had just left Thika Town and was heading to his home in Kahawa when he met his death.

He was a staunch supporter and a dedicated aide to Thika Town MP Alice Wambui Ng’ang’a who he laid his life for at all times. He is also a known figure in the matatu industry, having been in the management of the Nairobi’s “Nganya” route for quite some time.

Santos, as he was popularly known, was a very friendly and jovial chap who made friends with ease. The news of his demise drew a dark cloud in Thika and environs where he was well known. Messages of condolences to his family and friends jammed social media platforms, majority of which bid their ‘Fare Thee Well’ to the departed hero.

Friends and relatives will be meeting at the Coconut Grill Hotel every evening starting this Monday for burial arrangements. According to family sources, the burial is scheduled for Monday the 10th October 2016 (subject to official confirmation).

Fare Thee Well Santos.
We loved you but God loved you the more.
Till we meet again in internal glory. Amen!
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