The ruling Jubilee Party on Thursday issued a detailed statement, on a car crash that left its secretary-general, Raphael Tuju, admitted to the ICU ward, at the Karen Hospital.
The horrific crash occurred Wednesday morning, as the Cabinet Secretary without a portfolio was headed to Kabarak, for the burial of the late former president, Mzee Daniel Moi.
Most of the focus, after news of the accident at Magina area, along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, emerged, was on the status of the politician, with the fate of the passengers travelling in the ill-fated matatu that crashed with his vehicle, left unrevealed for hours.
According to the statement by Jubilee, the accident affected a total of 18 people, who were all rushed to AIC Kijabe Hospital.
”The hospital received 18 patients from the incident, three of whom were evacuated, three treated and discharged,” Jubilee said.
Another six individuals were taken to the operating room for advanced injuries management, the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led political unit added.
”The rest continue to receive medical care while admitted,” the statement noted.
Tuju was flown to Nairobi shortly after he left the theatre, where he underwent surgery for spinal injuries, and is now under the care of his personal doctor.
”As a family, we wish our able SG and all the victims the Lord’s healing and quick recoveries,” the Party concluded.