Barely weeks after NTV video editor Raphael Nzioki died in what police said was a case of hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street, a stone throw away from the Nation Centre, Nation Media Group fraternity is mourning the death of another journalist following an accident.
Christine Omulando (46), sub-editor at NMG’s The East African, left the office for lunch on Monday March 16, She never came back.
Family members reported her missing on Wednesday after colleagues and family failed to reach her on phone the whole of Tuesday.
According to Traffic police officers on the scene, she and two other female pedestrians were waiting to cross the road on the afternoon of Monday, March 16, a matatu whose driver had lost control veered off the road and hit pedestrians on the pavement near the Nairobi’s Khoja Mosque roundabout, in the central business district, before a minibus ran over her. Police have identified drivers and their vehicles in both cases.
Her body was taken to the City mortuary while the other two women are nursing injuries at the Kenyatta National Hospital.