CS Raphael Tuju speaks on staring at death in the face and his greatest fear following grisly accident that left him with 13 broken ribs

CS Raphael Tuju speaks on staring at death in the face and his greatest fear following grisly accident that left him with 13 broken ribs

Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju has opened up for the first time on his worst fears following a grisly road accident that left him staring at death.


The CS without a portfolio divulged that the accident which happened when he was on his way to Kabarak for the funberal of former President Daniel Arap Moi was the scariest moment of his life.


In an interview with Stephen Letoo, Tuju recounted the events of the day, stating that he never saw the accident coming but was jolkted awake followng the crash.


CS Amina Mohamed who was part of the convoy heading to Kabarak supervised everything including the surgery he had in Kijabe Hospital to stabilize him before he was airlifted to Nairobi and then flown to London for further treatment.


Tuju recounted that he was in severe pain and was bleeding profusely with pain on his backside.


At Kijabe hospital, doctors advised that he would not make it to Nairobi whether by air or road.


He recounted that his greatest fear was whether he will be able to walk again following the tragic accident that left him with 18 broken bones.

One rib pierced and destroyed his lungs, necessitating the need for oxygen after his lung collapsed.


All the while while being airlifted to Nairobi, one nurse pumped oxygen to sustain his life.


Among the bones that broke were 13 ribs.

He recounted that this was not the first time he survived an accident.


In 2003, he was part of the NARC team that was involved in an accident after a light aircraft crashed, killing one minister on the spot and leaving several iothers with serious injuries.

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