The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) lead creative designer Boniface Muganda is dead.
Muganda was hit by a speeding motorist on Saturday night along the northern by-bass at Marurui, in Nairobi.
The deceased, attached to the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Unit, was headed home on his motorbike when a speeding motorist hit his bike and took off, leaving the officer sprawled on the tarmac metres away from his bike.
According to first responders, who rushed the detective to Kenyatta University hospital following the incident, Muganda, who was groaning in pain, breathed his last at the hospital's gate just before doctors could attend to him. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
"News of Muganda's demise spread across the closely knit DCI family fast, with detectives from all ranks who could not come to terms with the loss rushing to K.U hospital, hoping to find him alive. But his cold body, which had no visible injuries, lay in a bed at the emergency area lifeless," said DCI in a statement.
DCI described the deceased as a hardworking, self-driven and dedicated officer who performed his duties outstandingly and got along well with colleagues from across all cadres.
He was a gifted Communications Officer whose photography, videography, and graphics design skills propelled him to head the creative design desk at the DCI's Comms unit.
The detective, who has previously served at the forensic photographic and acoustics unit, was the creative artist behind the latest edition of the DCI Magazine, among other assignments, including the coverage of last Thursday's Mashujaa day celebrations at Uhuru gardens.
Investigations into the accident have already begun, and detectives are pursuing the driver on the run.
Meanwhile, the agency has appealed to all motorists to be mindful and courteous to other road users to avoid such accidents.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.