Gospel singer Mercy Masika was on Sunday morning involved in an accident on the Thika Superhighway, escaping with minor injuries for which she was treated and discharged.
The accident happened when the car she was travelling in with her husband, Mr David Muguro, was hit from behind by another vehicle near Githurai in Nairobi.
They were on their way to an award ceremony in Thika in honour the “Wako Mwema” hitmaker.
“We felt there was no need for us to go to the ceremony too early and so we left Nairobi around 2am expecting to be there within 30 minutes. Mercy was in the co-driver’s seat and she had dozed off as I drove at a constant speed of 100kph. Suddenly, our car was hit from behind,” said Mr Muguro.
The couple emerged unhurt save for the few minor injuries but both vehicles were extensively damaged.
An ambulance on patrol took them to the Aga Khan Hospital, where they were all given a clean bill.
“The other driver, who was alone, was also unhurt. The airbags protected him but his car was badly damaged,” said Mr Muguro.
Incidentally, the other driver, Mr Dominic Kinyanjui, is also a gospel singer who specialises in Kikuyu songs. He was on his way home.
Reports of the crash flooded social media with some claiming she was fighting for her life. However, her husband said she was fine, only that she was a little shaken.