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Diplomats involved in Machakos accident airlifted to Nairobi

Two diplomats who were rushed to the Machakos level five hospital for treatment after being involved in a road accident yesterday, have been airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

 The diplomats, Zambian Ambassador to Kenya Brenda Mudenda and her Botswana counterpart Duke Lephoko were involved in a road crash at Lukenya in Athi River, Machakos County on Tuesday evening.

They were admitted at the facility alongside their drivers.

But Mchakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday took to his twitter account to announce that the two diplomat have been airlifted to the city for further treatment.

“We wish Zambian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Brenda Mudenda & diplomat Kama Wasa good recovery. They have been airlifted from Machakos for specialist training in Nairobi. We will be praying for you. I thank all my Machakos staff for the great & efficient response to this disaster,” read the tweet.

They were airlifted using a military aircraft.

Reports on the ground indicated that the Zambian’s envoy’s car collided with an oncoming lorry, with Lephoko’s car hitting his Zambian counterparts car because it was following closely.

They were on their way to Nairobi from a meeting at Maanzoni Lodge in Athi River.

Athi River traffic commander Moses Kimeli confirmed the accident.

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