The police have clarified that the Lopha matatu captured in photos doing rounds on social media for allegedly being involved in Nahashon Ng’ang’a’s fatal accident at Ruiru bypass was actually the vehicle that rushed him to the hospital. The matatu driver recognised Ng’ang’a and took him to Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital, where he died on Wednesday afternoon. The police are currently investigating the circumstances under which Ng’ang’a sustained injuries and eventually died.
Ng’ang’a was a well-known tout working for Lopha Sacco, plying the Nairobi-Ruiru route. He fell off a speeding matatu heading towards Ruiru from Nairobi on the Thika Superhighway early Sunday morning. The matatu sped off, and the police launched a search for it. They have asked anyone who witnessed the accident to report the matter at Ruiru Police Station.
Reports indicate that Ng’ang’a had a falling out with the driver of the Lopha matatu he worked in as a conductor over the money they had collected on Saturday. They quarrelled on Saturday night, and the row spilled over to Sunday morning in Nairobi, where they exchanged words.
However, the police have ruled out the driver as a suspect because he was left in town when Ng’ang’a went to Ruiru on that fateful trip. That was the last time he saw Ng’ang’a, the driver told the police.
The police impounded the Lopha matatu that rushed Ng’ang’a to the hospital but later released it after realising it had saved him instead. The police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the matatu that was involved in the accident.
Ng’ang’a’s family is seeking justice for their son, who they say was their eleventh child. His mother, Ms Mary Wangu, has previously lost two sons and now him, then add their father. In total, she has lost four family members.