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Popular Nairobi-based lawyer dies in tragic road accident


A screen-grab of lawyer Karanja Kabage appearing on Citizen TV with other panelists

Flamboyant city lawyer and businessman Karanja Kabege is dead.

Reports indicate that the lawyer perished in a road accident in Karen area on Friday night.

The news of the passing on of the 70-year old lawyer and businessman was confirmed by the family.

A preliminary report on by police on the death of the accomplished lawyer reads in part that he “was driving a black Land Cruiser VX along the Southern Bypass from Ole Sereni towards Kikuyu general direction.


According to eye witnesses, the vehicle veered off to the wrong side of the road, appeared to be making a U-turn before slightly hitting the pavement.”

Good Samaritans rushed to the scene and were joined by a taxi-driver who who drove Kabage to Nairobi Hospital where he requested to be taken to.

Kabage was unconscious by the time he arrival at the hospital, with efforts to resuscitate him proving futile and was pronounced dead.

The deceased was a popular face in Kenyan television talk-shows, giving critical insights on key developmental issues and analyzing the political situation in the country.

His publications also appeared in the Nation.



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