Deputy President William Ruto’s staff at Weston Hotel has spoken out over a Sunday morning deadly accident that took place along Lang’ata Road.
In a press release later on Sunday, the hotel said that the driver of the Mercedes Benz made a stopover close to the hotel and when he was confronted he sped off.
This is contrary to initial reports which claimed that the deceased had been clubbing at the hotel, where he left when totally drunk.
“We asked him if he needed any assistance from us, where he declined and continued with his journey. We later learnt that he was involved in the fatal early morning crash along the same route,” the statement read in part.
The hotel management revealed that the man was not in any way linked to them and that he was not an employee.
The management went ahead to pass its condolences to the family of the victim who was involved in the fatal accident.
Contradicting information emerged on various social media sites as soon as the accident took place with a section claiming that the late was a staff member at Deputy President Ruto’s office.
However, documents from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) revealed that the car whose registration number KCX 734B has had two owners since it was purchased.
The current owner, according to the documents, is David Kipruto Ronoh, who works with the Elmon Agencies, a clearing and forwarding company.
The first owner is identified as Mr Kevine Kipkirui but so little details are given about him.
In a police report released over the accident, police said that the car lost control and hit trees before landing on a nearby perimeter fence.
The statement further stated that the car was being driven from Mbagathi roundabout towards Langata general direction before the crash that happened a few minutes 7 on Sunday.