Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia has announced that two Secondary school principals and a primary school head died in an accident.
In a statement dated May 9, the TSC boss noted that the three were involved in a horrible road accident along the Nyahururu-Nyeri road at Solio ranch stretch.
“On behalf of TSC and the entire teaching fraternity, I take this opportunity to send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the three heads of the institution, their staff, the entire school community And Laikipia County at large,” Macharia said.
The three administrators have since been identified as Principal of Karaba Secondary School Mwathi Gituku Nyamu, his wife Eunice Njoki Mwathi, headteacher at Mariakani Primary School, and Principal Thome Mixed Day Secondary School, Peterson Irungu Mwangi.
“As lead administrators who dedicated their lives to improve the wellbeing of Kenyan learners, they leave a big gap in the teaching fraternity,” TSC CEO mourned.
The accident happened on May 8, with four deaths in total following the accident, which was reported as a head-on collision between two private vehicles.
The remains of the three were taken to Nyeri Hospital mortuary.
In another grisly accident, five family members lost their lives after their car rammed into a trailer on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Coast traffic regional commandant Peter Maina confirmed the sad incident and indicated that the family was travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi when their car collided head-on with a trailer going in the opposite direction.
Maina added that four other people were critically injured and had been rushed to Kinango District Hospital.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) revealed that approximately 3000 Kenyans die from road accidents every year.
A recent report showed that most accidents are attributed to human-related factors such as reckless driving, over speeding, dangerous overtaking, drunk driving and failure to use helmets, among other factors.