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Martin Mwaniki: Gatundu South MP Aspirant Dies in Road Accident

Gatundu South parliamentary seat aspirant Martin Mwaniki is dead.

The acclaimed businessman met his death in a grisly road accident on the evening of Wednesday, March 16, in Roysambu, Nairobi county.

In the incident, Mwaniki, who was reportedly driving while tipsy, crashed into a stationary lorry and died on the spot.

At the time of the accident, the deceased was driving solo in his sleek black Mercedes-Benz, which was written off following the deadly impact.

Images of the ill-fated vehicle seen by indicated how badly the vehicle crashed.

The ill-fated vehicle Martin Mwaniki was driving. PHOTO | COURTESY

The tycoon was seeking to succeed incumbent Moses Kuria in the forthcoming August 9 General Election on the ruling Jubilee Party ticket.

Mwaniki made headlines in 2021 when he claimed that he was the owner of the bottom-up economic model tag which has since been adopted by Deputy President William Ruto.

A section of Kenyans took to social media to mourn the businessman.

Inviolata Favour said: “May God protect his people even as we head to the election. We speak the blood of Jesus upon every bloodshed.May his soul rest in peace.”

Vicky Moses said: “So sorry for the loss… May the Lord comfort his family through the time. May he rest easy.”

Eliud Mwangi said: ” You will hear people say someone had a hand in his death…may he rest in peace.”

Maryann Wanjiru said: “Rest in peace Marto, it’s still hard to believe that you are no more. But you indeed lived a fulfilling life. Condolences to your family.”

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Dorothy Koki said: “Woke up to the news with utter shock. Rest with the angels Martin. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him.”

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