Identity of victim who died in Mlolongo expressway crash revealed

Expressway accident victim laid to rest in Kiambu

• Njega was a government valuer based in Marsabit.

• He held a Real Estate Management in from Uon in 2018.

who passed away after his car crashed on the Mlolongo highway
James njenga who passed away after his car crashed on the Mlolongo highway
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James Njenga the man who perished at the Mlolongo Expressway was on Friday laid to rest at his parent's home in Thigio Ndeiya, Limuru county.

Jimmy who was fondly known as a government valuer based in Marsabit. He graduated with a degree in Real Estate from UoN.

Kenya National Highways Authority confirmed the accident and said the vehicle exiting the expressway was being driven at high speed leading to the Accident.

"The motorist crashed into the Toll Plaza and ran over other vehicles that were being cleared to exit. Consequently, the vehicle knocked one toll booth and injured one toll attendant besides the other motorists," KeNHA said in a statement.

The Authority added that those injured had been rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are responding to treatment. The affected exit booth had been closed.

Athi River base commander Agnes Makau told NTV that one motorist died as a result of the accident.

"The Nairobi Expressway is committed to providing a safe and reliable toll road service and would wish to assure the public that they are putting measures in place to avert such unfortunate incidents from occurring," KeNHA noted.

"Motorists are advised to avoid overspeeding and be cautious while on the road."

The first big accident to be reported at the newly launched expressway happened two months ago. The accident involving a personal car occurred after the car hit a fence and landed on the highway.

It's not clear yet how many people were in the car or if there were any casualties. The accident happened just weeks before President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the road.

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