Deputy Inspector-General of Police Edward Mbugua is mourning the death of his daughter Nelly Waithera.
The 25-year-old died after she was crushed between two public service vehicles in Nairobi CBD on Thursday night.
Reports indicate Nelly was sandwiched between the two matatus along Murang’a Lane as she crossed from Tom Mboya Street at around 8:00 pm.
A reversing KMO shuttle matatu registration number KBR 065 B crushed her against a City Shuttle Sacco matatu registration number KBL 744A.
“This occurred today on 17/6/2021 at about 0800hrs along Tom Mboya street – Muranga lane junction involving vehicle reg .no KBR 065 B, Isuzu minus c/o KMO Sacco driven by Patrick Macharia Magu, and m/vehicle reg.no KBL 744A Isuzu bus c/o City shuttle driven by Christopher Maina Kirecho and a pedestrian namely Nelly Waithera aged 25 years,” reads a police report on the incident.
She was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in an ambulance but died hours later while receiving treatment.
Her body was moved to Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem examination.
The two vehicles are being detained at Nairobi Central Police Station as investigations into the incident continue.