Monday night at around 9.45 pm, nominated senator Victor Prengei,37, was involved in a fatal car accident on the Nakuru-Kabarak road.
According to the police report, "It happened that the said motor vehicle was from Nakuru general direction heading towards Ravine general direction and on reaching the location of the accident, the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road to the right side as one faces Kiamunyi general direction, hit the wall and finally rested there."
The report added, "As a result of the impact, the driver, one Victor Prengei sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Moi Memorial Hospital for treatment while undergoing treatment he succumbed to injuries."
Today, his wife together with members of the senate went to view his body at Lee Funeral home.
Catherine Prengei was inconsolable after she viewed the body of her husband.
Prengei was eulogised as a "quiet and humble leader, always conscious of the huge burden he carried."
He represented the Ogiek community and his elevation to the Senate was a major recognition of the rights of the Ogiek and other minority communities.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen lauded him as a great leader, family man and sportsman.
"Senator Prengei has left his mark in history. He will be remembered for his kindness and his humility. He was not just a guy working in senate and legislation, he was a family man, a friend to many and he was a sportsman in the senate volleyball team. We benefited a lot from his hard work. We feel very sad, we cannot believe it. We will walk this journey together with the family," Murkomen said.
May he rest in peace and may the family find comfort during these trying times.
Here are the photos from the viewing taken by Ezekiel Aminga.
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