A staff of Radio Africa Group on Friday escaped unhurt after he was involved in a road accident at Ogembo along Kisii-Kilgoris highway.
The journalist cheated death and is thankful to be alive. James Mbaka, a political reporter at the Star Newspaper, on Saturday said he was grateful to God for giving him another chance to live.
Mbaka said he left Nairobi on Friday morning for his Kisii home in high spirits looking forward to meeting his relatives.
“I was driving from Kilgoris towards Kisii town when a speeding vehicle hit me from the rear,” he said.
According to him, the impact was so strong that they both lost control of the vehicles.
Mbaka recounted that, “My car rolled several times before landing in a ditch by the road. I was in the car with my younger brother and his son. When I regained consciousness, I found out that my vehicle had overturned.”
Mbaka said they were pulled out of the wreckage by good Samaritans before police arrived at the scene and towed the two vehicles to Ogembo police station.
“We visited Kisii level 5 hospital where several check-ups were done. We were discharged later,” he said.
He said: “God is faithful. We are thankful that despite all, we managed to smile and celebrate his goodness,”
Mbaka’s colleagues and friends, in their best wishes messages after the accident, encouraged him to soldier on.
Here are photos of the accident.