Three African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) Bishops died on Friday night after a vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with another at Wamumu area on the Embu-Makutano road, in Kirinyaga County.
This is the latest road crash in the country, raising the death toll to more than 100 since the beginning of December.
The three, identified as Bishop Philip Kubai, who is the chairman of bishops synod from Ntonyiri Diocese, Bishop Moses Ntoreruri of Igembe Diocese and Bishop Stanley Kalulu from Igembe Central Diocese were heading to Nairobi after attending a church event in Embu.
“Drivers of both vehicles sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Karira Hospital,” a police officer who attended to the victims said.
Confirming the incident, Mwea police commander Kizito Mutoro said the three clerics died on the spot, while three other people sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Mwea Mission Hospital for treatment.
In a message of condolences, President Uhuru said the death of the trio was a big loss not only to their families, but to the entire country. He also urged motorists to be cautious on the road and observe traffic rules.
“The death of the clergymen is a big loss not only to their families but also to the larger Kenyan society,” the president said in a statement from his press team.