The mangled Porsche wreck of the late John Macharia
The mangled Porsche wreck of the late John Macharia
Death is cruel.
It snatches our loved ones from our grasp and never gives us a prior warning.
Below is a list of children of prominent Kenyans who died in painful tragedies.
1. Nana Gichuru
The actress cum TV presenter died in a grisly road accident along the Easter bypass after her car rammed into a lorry.
2. Former Tetu Member of Parliament Francis Thombe Nyammo’s daughter

The former Tetu MP’s daughter killed herself and the motive remains a subject of speculation.

His second-born daughter also tried committing suicide but was caught in the nick of time and rescued.

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3.  Peter Munga’s son

Joseph Tharuma Munga, a software engineer and the son of Equity Bank founder and chairman, Peter Kahara Munga, allegedly fell from the second floor of Black Diamond club situated at Bishan Plaza on Mpaka Road.

Joseph, popularly known as JT, died at a Nairobi hospital after he succumbed to injuries following the fall.

4. Njeru Githae’s son

The last born son of former Finance minister Robinson Njeru Githae committed suicide in a bizarre incident in their Runda home. The body of 24-year-old Brian Karanga Njeru – a fourth-year computer science student at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus was found in his room after he failed to turn up for lunch on that day.

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5. Solicitor General Muchemi Wanjuki’s son.

He passed away in December 2012. The son of former Solicitor-General Wanjuki Muchemi was found dead at their home in Nairobi.
The post-mortem examination showed Muchemi Junior had a cracked skull, which may have been caused by a blunt object that led to his death.
6. Stephen Ondiek’s three children.

Three children of former assistant minister Archbishop Stephen Ondiek died in a grisly road accident when they were returning to Nairobi after helping their father win a nomination for the Ugenya parliamentary seat in November 2002.

Ondiek’s daughter died on the spot. His two sons were flown to Nairobi Hospital where they died immediately after being admitted into the ICU.

When he won the elections five of his 22 children had died during that period.

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7. Dalmas Otieno’s son

The veteran politician’s son died in May 2008,  after a helicopter crashed on a residential street in Cranbrook, landing on top of him as he walked along the street. He was staying in Canada.

8. Njenga Karume’s son

The late Kenyan billionaire Njenga Karume’s son died in a horrific road accident on Nakuru-Molo road at night.

The prominent politician’s son’s car rammed into a trailer on the busy highway. This happened on September 2010.

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