Meru MCA whose car crashed killing 2 daughters was rushing to meet his sick wife

Tragedy struck the household of Meru County Assembly Deputy Speaker, Mwenda Ali, as he faced the heartbreaking loss of his two children in a harrowing road accident along the Meru-Nairobi Highway.

Currently, recuperating from serious injuries at Karen Hospital in Nairobi, the MCA’s ordeal unfolded during a fatal collision along the Meru-Embu Road. Ali’s Subaru Legacy collided head-on with an oncoming double cabin vehicle at Kivwe in Embu County, leading to an immediate burst of flames engulfing his vehicle, tragically claiming the life of his daughter, Melissa Makena.

Present in the vehicle were Ali, his driver Michael Mwongera, and another two-year-old girl, all of whom sustained severe injuries. Rushed to Ena Hospital for initial treatment, they were later airlifted to Nairobi for specialized care.

The Deputy Speaker, reportedly occupying the passenger seat at the time of the accident, suffered significant injuries including a deep head cut, a dislocated left knee, and chest pains. The purpose of his journey, as gathered from reports, was to accompany his wife to Nairobi, who was scheduled to depart for medical treatment in India.

Local witnesses recount hearing a deafening collision followed by the sight of Ali’s vehicle engulfed in flames. They promptly intervened, attempting to rescue the trapped occupants, albeit causing considerable traffic congestion along the route.

Confirming the incident, Embu County Commander Nicholas Maina stated that the Subaru Legacy carried four individuals, three of whom survived but sustained severe injuries.

Investigations into the cause of the accident have commenced, with authorities emphasizing the importance of adhering to traffic regulations to prevent further loss of life.

Maina urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, emphasizing the preventability of some accidents.

The wreckage was subsequently towed to Embu West Police Station for further examination.