US Diplomat Flees Kenya after Fatal Accident

US Diplomat Flees Kenya after Fatal Accident

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Pregnant widow of Kenyan killed in road accident left with no financial help as US embassy rushes diplomat out of country.

A US diplomat in Nairobi who killed a Kenyan father of three in a car crash while speeding in his SUV was rushed out of the country by US embassy officials, Kenyan officials said.

Citing police, Kenyan officials said the diplomat crossed the centre line in his car on July 11 and hit a full mini-bus in the capital, killing Haji Lukindo and seriously wounding eight other passengers, AP reported.

The injured were left with no financial aid to pay for hospital bills while the six-months-pregnant widow, Latifah Naiman Mariki, had no money for her husband's funeral.

Mariki, 38, was almost evicted from her house this week after her landlord demanded rent.

Mariki's husband was the family's only source of income. Mariki told the Associated Press news agency that neither the US driver nor anyone at the US embassy has contacted her.

She said she did not know how she would provide for her new baby and three children, aged 20, 10 and 7.



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