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Drunk driver who killed sister to Former K24 news anchor arrested

The sister was killed minutes after attending Eric Omondi’s Untamed show at the Bomas of Kenya

Sharing the news of the arrest, Ms Karimi revealed that the driver has been on the run for the past three years but finally Police officers have managed to arrest him.

“The drunk driver who killed my sister in a road accident Back in 2015 has been caught…3 weeks ago. Thanks to our family Lawyers who have worked so hard” shared Karen Marimi on her Insta-stories.


“I have been summoned to court Tuesday Morning for his first hearing…. Lord give me the strength as I face him. He has a bond of Sh2 Million for Now.”

The late Ruth Wangeci Knaust (Karen’s sister) died after a road accident that happened along Valley Road.

According to reports, the drunk driver veered off his lane and rammed head on into Ruth’s car. She was rushed to the ICU but efforts to save her life were futile as she succumbed to the injuries.

Ruth and her two sisters, Karen and Vaishali had just attended Eric Omondi’s Untamed show at the Bomas of Kenya on that night before the tragedy.

Ruth Wangeci Knaust


The late Ruth who was a mother of two is said to have left the venue at around 11 p.m in the company of her two sisters.

She was a vocal activist and human rights campaigner. She is best known for the ‘My Dress My Choice Campaign'.


Ms Karimi described the November 29 incident, as the most difficult month and day has she still have the nightmares of the fateful day.


“November 29 has and will be the most difficult month and day. I still have nightmares of this fateful day. The night a drunk young man took the life of my only sister” remembered Karen Karimi via her social media.


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