A grisly road accident involving three vehicles along the Kajiado- Namanga road has claimed the life of KTN News director Edwin Audi on Saturday 26th September. The accident involved two lorries and a Toyota probox, and occurred at around 6:30 p.m., near Maili Saba. Reports indicate that the probox was trying to overtake a lorry when it rammed an oncoming truck that was loaded with timber.
Confirming the incident, Kajiado Central Police superior Daudi Loronyokwe disclosed that the accident claimed two lives. “The Probox was coming from Kajiado heading to Namanga General. It happened that the said motor vehicle tried to overtake a trailer. The driver of the Probox tried to avoid hitting the trailer which was ferrying timber to Kajiado.”The Probox hit the front side of the trailer prompting it to veer off the road before landing in a ditch. As a result, one of the four passengers (Audi) died on the spot,” read the police report in part.
Audi’s colleagues grieved him as a very gifted director that had created careers and a fun person to work with.
“Edwin Daudi why? My heart is (broken). One of Kenya’s greatest news directors, very talented, thorough, professional, all the assignments we’ve gone for were full of fun, your news directing was top notch. I will surely miss you my friend and colleague, we all will, RIP my brother. It is well, till we meet again. May God comfort your family,” mourned KTN News anchor Zubeida Kananu.
“I don’t know what to say. You were one friendly news director, very calm under pressure, and equally relaxed away from work. Shine on your way, brother. Till we meet again,” stated news reporter Mark Namaswa.
The deceased was a news director at Standard Group’s KTN News, after working at Nation Media Group for a while.Follow us in social media: