Mounting anger against boda boda riders after it emerged that Chege lost control of his car after he swerved to avoid hitting a boda boda that was riding on the wrong side of the road. As the boda boda escaped Chege rammed into the barriers and sustained injuries that led to his death hours later.
Kenyans woke up to the sad news that a promising and budding youthful politician and a popular student’s leader Steve Chege had died in a road accident.
Chege died following injuries he sustained after his car hit guard rails after he swerved to avoid hitting a boda boda riding on the wrong side of the road.
Motorists are now calling for more stringent measures to be taken against boda boda operators saying too many deaths are being attributed to the reckless riders many of whom have no regard for rules or the Highway Code.
Friends who have worked closely with Chege were in shock since only hours earlier, he was fully of life only to be hit with the sad news of his sudden demise.
After the accident on Sunday morning an online appeal to for blood was made and scores of his friends arrived at the Kenyatta Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kahawa West (Northern Bypass) where he was addmited to donate blood.
However around 9:00am the sad news of his death was relayed after doctors failed to revive him. He had sunk into a coma for losing a lot of blood after the terrible accident where he had lost one leg on the spot.
Friends have mourned Chege is a happy soul that was at ease with everyone and one who believed that the youth of Kenya had an important role to play in the management of the affairs of the country.
Kikuyu Council of Elders (KCE) chairman Wachira Kiago who worked closely with Chege and other youthful leaders said the community and the country had a lost true leader with a lot of promise for the future.
Dennis Itumbi the UDA digital strategist wrote a tear-jerking tribute to Chege remembering the days they worked together and noting that Chege died while trying to save the life of the boda boda rider -who was sadly riding on the wrong side.