A youthful man who perished in deadly Mercedes Benz accident on 16th February was aspiring to be a preacher, Nairobi Journal has learnt.
Abraham Koech 28, alias ‘Abu’ was driving along the busy road from Mbagathi roundabout towards Langata shortly before the crash at 7.24 am on the fateful morning.
The Deceased was CEO and Director of a clearing and forwarding firm, Elmon Agencies and son of Phillip Cheriro, renowned deliverance church reverend in Litein, Kericho County.
It is reported that Abu spent time on Saturday night at club 1824 in Langa’ata until 6am then he drove off and made stop over at Weston hotel where he was requested to get driver since he was intoxicated.
During Koech’s burial on 22nd February at their home in Litein, Kericho County, his parents described Abu as God fearing and passionate firstborn son in the family who grew up in school, Church and home.
“In your older years, you grew up to be God fearing man who was passionate about youth and children’s ministry, and even expressed to us your desire to pursue course in this” reads the parents tribute in part.
Adding that “we witnessed your love for God in the way you did Bible Study. You made friends so easily, had such merciful and compassionate heart, always giving your time and resources to anyone in need”
According to a police Koech lost control of the car and hit trees before landing on a nearby perimeter fence and was being driving from Mbagathi Roundabout direction towards general direction of Langata.
Langata Sub-County Deputy Commander Jason Samburumo said “When the deceased got near steep bend at Sunshine Secondary School he lost control and ploughed into a section of the Wilson Airport perimeter fence. It then rolled severally after which the front part of the vehicle burst into flames,”
He added ““According to witnesses, that the driver ignored the pleas that he should not drive because he was drunk, they said he got into the car and sped off,”.