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Police update on this afternoon's Blue Post accident indicate that the driver of the ill-fated car was a robbery suspect being pursued by police for the alleged abduction and murder of a Thika businessman two weeks ago. He was allegedly accosted while attempting another robbery at Kenol area in Murang'a County but his attempts were thwarted by the police who chased his before he was involved in the accident.
Thika OCPD Erastus Muthamia said that the police were pursuing other suspected accomplices for the abduction and murder of the real estate businessman a fortnight ago.
Two people died in the accident. The driver died on the spot after losing control of his vehicle while trying to manoeuvre his way through congested traffic to outrun the officer at a high speed.
The second victim was a pedestrian who was hit by the vehicle after it veered off the road before hitting the roadside rails.
The police say the driver had not fastened his safety belt and was thrown out of the windshield where he was hit by a moving PSV vehicle.
The two bodies were taken to Bishop Gakoe Funeral home while the vehicle was impounded and taken to Thika Police Station.

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