The vehicle in which the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru was travelling in when he met his death was faulty.
According to his deputy, Mutahi Kahiga who was sworn in as new governor on November 13, the late Gakuru had hinted that the Mercedes Benz he used as his official car was faulty and had requested to given another car.
“We inherited a county that had been run down,” Kahiga said during a requiem mass held for the late Gakuru in Nyeri on Tuesday.
“The car he used as his official vehicle was faulty because he told me. He told me three or four time, ‘my brother, this car will one day kill me’.”
Kahiga said despite calls from the governor that he be given another car, those responsible at the county government remained mum until the day he perished.
Gakuru took over the leadership of Nyeri County after trouncing Samuel Wamathai who was sworn into office on February 27 following the death of the county’s first governor Nderitu Gachagua in a London Hospital.
Police say Gakuru died after his car veered off the road when one of the tyres burst before hitting a rail guard.
An eyewitness who is currently in police custody, however, said the vehicle hit a guard rail while avoiding to knock a boda boda rider wh was cruising on the opposite direction.
Gakuru died last week while travelling to Nairobi for a radio talk show. he will be buried on Saturday.