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Presidential escort team injured in Ruto motorcade accident

Ruto’s Presidential escort team injured in Naivasha accident after their of´cial car rolled at Mlima Nugu along the Moi South Lake road.

At least two members of the Presidential escort team sustained injuries following an accident around the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Nakuru County, on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

The two were rushed to a Naivasha-based hospital where they are undergoing treatment. 

“The driver was unconscious when we arrived at the scene and was immediately rushed to hospital,” a police of´cer at the scene said.

 “We suspect the driver might have been speeding or was trying to avoid an oncoming car. But details are still scanty,” he said.

The driver of the presidential motorcade vehicle lost control while trying to negotiate a sharp bend along the route. 

It is reported that Elite General Service Unit (GSU) officers and presidential security guards were present to maintain the situation and eyewitnesses were barred from taking photos.

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Ruto was not a part of the motorcade as he had flown to and from Naivasha.

The motorcade was heading to Nairobi from Naivasha where President William Ruto was flagging off of the WRC Safari Rally scheduled for Thursday, June 22, to Sunday, June 25.

Ruto said the event attracts more than 100,000 visitors, creating job opportunities worth Ksh24.7 billion.

Besides employment creation, the event will boost the tourism and hospitality industry.

“This will position Kenya as an iconic sporting nation, rallying powerhouse and tourism destination.”

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