Chief Justice David Maraga and his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke are recuperating after being involved in an accident at Ngata in Nakuru County.
Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Mongo Chimwanga said the driver accident occurred when their vehicle was rammed from behind by a personal car.
The 9am am incident left the Chief Justice and his wife with minor injuries and were rushed to the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital for treatment and later flown to Nairobi for specialized treatment.
According to Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Mongo Chimwanga who visited the chief justice at the hospital the couple was travelling to attend a church service at Ngata in Nakuru County Saturday morning when the accident occurred.
He said the mishap occurred as a result of an impact after a private car rammed into the CJ’S official car from behind.
The driver of the personal vehicle that hit the CJ’s official car was taken to Nakuru Level Five hospital for treatment.
Chimwanga confirmed that Maraga’s driver escaped unhurt as their vehicle appeared to have been hit from behind.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier directed the military to airlift the couple to Nairobi for specialized treatment.
Through his official twitter account, the Chief Justice confirmed their condition in a tweet: “My wife and I were involved in an accident in Nakuru this morning on our way to church. We are undergoing medical observation. My driver and aide who were with us are also okay. We thank God for His mercies. Thank you Kenyans for your prayers and concern.”
Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament Samuel Arama and other local leaders visited the Chief Justice in hospital.