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Widow sues MP for husband’s death

02 July 2015, 11:42 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - A woman whose husband died last year following a road accident involving Mathira MP Peter Weru’s vehicle and a taxi has moved to court seeking compensation.

In her application filed at the Nyeri Chief Magistrate’s court, Miriam Wairimu wants the MP compelled to pay her general and special damages for the death of her husband, Duncan Ndegwa who was the sole breadwinner of the family.

Ndegwa, 53, died after the vehicle he was traveling in crashed head-on with the MP’s vehicle along the Nyeri-King’ong’o road on October 3, 2014.

Wairimu, a mother of two, also wants the owner of the private vehicle in which her deceased husband was travelling in at the time of the accident be held liable.

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She alleged that the two vehicles were being driven recklessly.

Wairimu through her lawyer, Muhoho Gichimu said the upkeep of her two sons, one in university and the other in Secondary school, depended on her deceased husband since she is unemployed.

She added that their education now hangs in the balance as her proceeds from her subsistence farming is not adequate to meet all the family needs.

The deceased was a businessperson who planted and sold trees seedlings.

All the occupants of the two vehicles involved in the accident sustained injuries, but only her husband lost his life while undergoing treatment at Outspan Hospital.

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