DT Dobie and Pirelli Investigations into Wahome Gakuru’s death take new twist

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Conflicting details have emerged out of the Tuesday crash

Multinational tyre manufacturer Pirelli and DT Dobie are set for questioning by the police in the ongoing investigations over the death of Nyeri Governor Dr Wahome Gakuru.

A team of detectives which has delved into investigating to establish the cause of Dr Gakuru’s demise on Thursday urged vehicle dealer DT Dobie and tyre manufacturer Pirelli to inspect the Mercedes Benz wreckages the late was travelling in.

The police team comprising of officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Traffic Police Department has said that DT Dobie, will inspect the crash wreckage to establish whether the car was faulty by the time of leaving Nyeri to Nairobi.

play DT Dobie outlet in Nairobi. (Courtesy)


The police have divulged that the cat dealing company will also determine the last time the Governor’s vehicle was last serviced.

play The late Gakuru Wahome after he voted in August 8 polls. (Courtesy )

For Pirelli, which is the manufacturer Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear tyres, will be concentrating on establishing whether the tyre burst – which is said to have caused the accident - occurred before or after the car hit guard rails at Kabati area in Murang’a.

play Pirelli tyres. (Courtesy)

In the Tuesday morning grisly crash, the car crashed through and broke 11 concrete pillars supporting the guard rail. The guard rail then penetrated and went through the car, seriously injuring the governor, his bodyguard and aide.

The bodyguard who has been treated and discharged, however, said that they were distracted by a cyclist on the road.

Meanwhile, the operations of the governor’s aides and driver are under scrutiny after it emerged he had not picked a specific driver for his official car, the Nation reported Thursday.

Dr Wahome Gakuru will be buried on Saturday November 18; already three teams have been formed to coordinate his funeral. ICT CS Joe Mucheru said the ate will be accorded a state burial.

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