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Man dies in horror road crash along Southern Bypass while trying to beat 10pm curfew

At around 9:35pm on Wednesday, May 5, officers at Langata Police Station received a call from a good samaritan informing them of a grisly road accident along the Southern Bypass.

On arrival at the scene, a BMW X5 lay a mangled wreck following a horror road crash.

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It emerged that Allan Ngugi, a Program Manager at Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) rammed into a lorry ferrying goods dying on the spot.

Reports indicated that with less that 30 minutes, Ngugi was trying to beat the 10pm curfew and get home fast and safe.

Confirming the accident, Langata OCPD Benjamin Mwanthi said the two vehicles were heading towards Kikuyu Town when the accident occurred.

He added that the lorry driver did not notice tbe impact of the accident as he was carrying heavy goods.

“The lorry driver did not realise the impact. He only noticed the lorry had fast lost pace, but because he was carrying goods all seemed normal and he kept accelerating,” said Mwanthi.

Reports indicated that with less that 30 minutes, Ngugi was trying to beat the 10pm curfew and get home fast and safe Photo: Nation

According to a report by Nation, at the backseat of the car, there was a lunch tin and a baby seat, indicating that the deceased had a young family.

According to a mortuary attendant who spoke to the publication, the autopsy indicated that Ngugi’s death resulted from heavy impact of the accident.

The autopsy further indicated that all the ribs were broken, the limbs and he over-bled.

According to his LinkedIn account, Ngugi is an alumnus of the United States International University (USIU-Africa), where he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree course in International Relations and Affairs between 2002 and 2005.

He was also a senior programme manager logistics, at TMEA, a position he had held for more than two years.

“I possess strong business development attributes; skilled in negotiation, catalysing investments, streamlining export processes, international as well as regional and national policy analysis to address regulatory issues, program evaluation, international trade and capacity enhancement,” he wrote on LinkedIn.

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Ngugi is survived by a wife and two young sons.

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