Chief Justice David Maraga and his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke have been involved in a road crash at Ngata area in Nakuru County.
The president of Kenya’s Supreme Court was taken and admitted to the emergency section of Nakuru War Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning.
Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Mongo Chimwaga told the Nation that Judge Maraga and his wife are in stable conditions.
However, the two will be airlifted shortly to the capital Nairobi for specialised treatment, the commissioner said.
Judge Maraga and his wife survived the crash with minor injuries.
“The CJ and his wife were heading to church in Ngata area, when their vehicle was hit by a personal car. They are in a stable condition, “said Mr Chimwaga.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, he said, had directed the Kenya Defence Forces in Lanet to evacuate CJ Maraga and his wife to the capital.
Nakuru County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha confirmed the crash, saying Justice Maraga and his wife suffered “minor injuries”.
Reports indicate the top judge suffered minor head injuries.
Only the front part of the car was damaged in the crash.
It was not immediately clear how the 10.45am crash happened but the regional coordinator and other sources told the Nation that Judge Maraga’s Mercedes Benz was hit by an oncoming personal car.
The collision happened as the couple crossed Ng’ata Bridge.
The crash comes barely a day after the chief justice visited Nakuru War Memorial to check on his bodyguard on Friday.
The security man was admitted there for about four days after he was involved in yet another road accident.
By noon, KDF emergency crew were preparing to airlift the couple and the bodyguard from Lanet military airstrip to Nairobi.