A journalist from a famous TV station is dead. The journalist from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has been thrown into mourning after losing another journalist to a road accident.
Simon Karutha, who until his death was a sign interpreter at KBC met his death in Brookside area in Nyahururu after the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) he was travelling in got an accident.
Reports indicated the driver of the mini-bus lost control of the vehicle, veered off the road and it rolled several times leaving scores injured.
The driver is said to have escaped from the accident scene and at least 28 people sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the Nyahururu Referral Hospital.
The 24-year-old’s body was taken to the hospital’s morgue.
The corporation eulogised the deceased as a dedicated and passionate staffer.
Karuthu’s death came just a couple of months after the sudden death of veteran journalist Beatrice Kevogo who was involved in a grisly road accident along Kisii-Migori road.
The veteran KBC journalist died on the spot on Tuesday, December 15, after a car she was travelling in collided head-on with a truck near Rongo town in Migori county .
Confirming the incident, Rongo sub-county Police Commander Peter Okiring said the truck was trying to overtake another vehicle when it rammed into the deceased’s car.
The presenter was in the company of her two close relatives; Kevin Chweya Engoke, Anne Alivitsa and a church member identified as Alphine Auma Odongo, all who were also killed in the incident.
In a separate story, in September 2020, the Standard Group lost one of its journalists and news director who lost his life in a grisly road accident along the Kajiado-Namanga road.
Edwin Audi, who was in the company of four friends, breathed his last after their vehicle rammed into a trailer on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
The other four victims sustained serious injuries in the accident and were rushed to the hospital.
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