Kirinyaga Women Representative and Kenya Mpya bus Owner Patrick Njiru are set to bury a member of their family member today after a horrific accident which claimed several lives during a street racing event on Sunday evening.
The young man called Robin Njiru was among the eight people who were reported dead and several other injured in the accident which happened at Oldonyosambu area on the Arusha-Namanga road in Tanzania.
Robin is the son of Njiru, who owns a chain of businesses, the Kenya Moja buses, and is a nephew of the Kirinyaga County Woman Representative.
Ngirici took to Facebook to eulogize her departed nephew writing “The cruel hand of death has snatched my beloved nephew Robin who perished from the Arusha Namanga accident. Robin was a young man of virtue. I recall with nostalgia his passion for everything his mind set to do. He was a sociable bubbly gentleman who like any other young person had great dreams for his future. Rest in eternal peace my dear nephew. You will be fondly missed,” the post read.
The Kenyans who died in the road accident in Arusha were a part of a group of elite street racers with a thirst for speed, perhaps inspired by the Hollywood blockbuster movie, Fast and Furious.