Kenyans are mourning the sudden and unexpected death of music icon John DeMathew.
His car rammed into the back of a truck being driven byJohn Muregi Muendia.
Muendia who was the first eye witness told journalists that he was driving from Bamburi, Arthi River heading to Sagana.
“ON MY WAY HEADING TO SAGANA, A CAR HIT ME FROM BEHIND, THE CAR BELONGS TO SOMEONE CALLED DE MATHEW. GOOD SAMARITANS CAME AND REMOVED HIM FROM THE WRECKAGE AND RUSHED HIM TO HOSPITAL. I STAYED BEHIND WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC POLICE.”
The second eye witness requested anonymity but pointed out the real hero was a man called Peter Maina. He went against all odds to ensure that DeMathew got to the hospital.
Read what an eye witness told Mpasho.
“The guy who evacuated John De Matthews to the hospital is Peter Maina.
We had challenges with controlling the traffic for us to remove the victim from his pickup car for almost one hour.
Even the trailer driver was in shock. He actually didn’t want to come out of his vehicle.
The other motorists didn’t want to stop as they thought they were being stopped by thugs yet we needed their support.
That is why I am asking this question: During a road accident, who is the first good Samaritan to assist the victim (s)?
The most immediate motorists behind should be the first people to stop and support the victim(s) and try to avert more accidents.
Thanks, Peter Maina for what you did yesterday as a good Samaritan. RIP John De Matthews.”
When called for comment, Peter shied away from saying anything adding that he doesn’t need the publicity at the moment.