The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

MP loses son to tragic road accident in Nairobi

Kibwezi East MP Jessica Mbalu and her husband former High Court judge Joseph Mutava are mourning the death of their son Benedict Musyoka Mbalu.

Kibwezi East MP Jessica Mbalu

Benedict Musyoka Mbalu died in a tragic road accident in Nairobi on Sunday morning, January 14, 2024.

Ukambani MPs condoled with the family at Lee Funeral Home where the body was ferried ahead of the burial.

According to a source close to the family, the accident may have occurred as a result of the heavy rains in the city that have made some roads in bad shape.

ADVERTISEMENT

The legislators have called upon the government to mitigate the effects of flooding on city roads, following heavy downpours.

“It has been raining for the last one or two days and our roads are not in very good shape. While in an accident you may not blame anything, I think it is important for our roads to be in a good state, particularly given the drainages in Nairobi.

“You never know, maybe it was a slippery road and the only thing I can call upon the Ministry of Roads to make sure that roads in Nairobi are well maintained,” Mavoko MP Patrick Makau said.

Parliamentary Service Commission member Johnstone Muthama also condoled with the family, eulogising Benedict as a promising young man.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It is with profound sadness that I have learned of the sudden demise of Benedict Mbalu, son to Justice Joseph Mutava and Hon. Jessica Mbalu. I take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family.

“It is very painful to lose a young man who was poised for a bright future. May the Lord give the family comfort during this difficult period. The loss isn’t only for Mbalu’s family but the community and nation at large,” he said.

This comes just a week after Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi lost his wife Rukiya Khatib Ali.

The ODM party in a statement on January 9, expressed its condolences to the grieving family and acknowledged the profound loss.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Overwhelmed Haitian police plead for help as gangs storm main prison to release convicts

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Final moments of woman found dead after falling from Kasarani apartment

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Wetangula addresses claims of plot to make Raila exit politics through AU bid

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Woman dies after falling from apartment in Kasarani

Emotions run high as Kelvin Kiptum wins award posthumously

Emotions run high as Kelvin Kiptum wins award posthumously

Another accident at notorious blackspot in Kisumu claims 4 lives

Another accident at notorious blackspot in Kisumu claims 4 lives

List of father-son duos who have served as presidents in Africa

List of father-son duos who have served as presidents in Africa

Several feared dead after bus collides with fuel tanker

Several feared dead after bus collides with fuel tanker

Gangs paralyse Haiti airport & capital after PM flies to meet Ruto

Gangs paralyse Haiti airport & capital after PM flies to meet Ruto

ADVERTISEMENT