Former Nation Media Group Editor Dan Otieno is dead.
Otieno who served as NMG’s Kisumu and Nyeri bureaus chief and reporter died on Monday night after he was run over in an accident on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru Stage in Kiambu County.
According to police, the journalist was hit by an unknown car that was heading towards Kikuyu as he attempted to cross the road at around 9 pm. He died on the spot.
“The body was taken to the City Mortuary. Investigations are ongoing to establish the identity of the vehicle,” said Kabete police boss Francis Wahome.
Otieno joins a worryingly growing list of former and serving NMG staffers who have lost their lives in road accidents in just the past few years.
In April this year, popular author and former Kiswahili quality manager at NMG Ken Walibora’s body was found at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) mortuary after he was reportedly knocked down by a matatu while crossing Landhies road in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).