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I was rushing to see a patient at KNH- Kirinyaga Women Rep after video goes viral

Why she broke the law

Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Ngirici (courtesy)

Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Ngirici has explained a confrontation between her and a motorist in Kilimani area Nairobi.

In a post on Twitter, Ms Ngirici said that she was in a hurry to visit a patient at Kenyatta National Hospital when her driver overlapped.

The video of the confrontation which has been circulating on social media forced the legislator to apologize for her actions.

"Sometimes back I had an incident involving overlapping on the road. I was rushing to attend to a patient by the name Magdale Wawira who was admitted at KNH," the MP said.


The Woman Rep apologized for her action together with her team and thanked the motorist for correcting her.

Sometimes, even leaders are reminded by the citizens about society and its values. I took the lesson, appreciated and apologized accordingly," she said.

Man in the video speaks

The man who confronted the MP Oluoch Dickens posted on his Facebook saying that he had the Woman Rep's driver almost hit another vehicle head-on while overlapping.


"I was in an uber around Kilimani area headed to my brother's house in Kitale lane when a black Nissan 4 by 4 started to overlap as traffic was heavy and almost hit head-on an incoming mac," Mr Oluoch said.

"A woman out from the back seat and accompanied by a woman and man who looked like her bodyguards came out and she started insulting the mac driver demanding that she comes out of the car.she was very abusive," he added.

VIPs allowed right of way

He went on to explain that he had undergone surgery two days prior to the incident and although he was in pain he couldn't watch as the MP victimized a Kenyan.


Only the President, Deputy President, First Lady, Cabinet secretaries for Interior, Defence and Foreign Affairs and Principal Secretary for Interior are allowed right of way.

Others include Chief Of Defence Forces, service commanders, IG of Police, deputy IG, speakers for National Assembly and the Senate and Majority Leader, retired presidents, ex-prime minister, ambulances and the fire brigade.


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