Boniface Muganda, the detective killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday night, was an industrious and highly talented officer, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said on Sunday.
In a moving tribute, DCI said the officer, who served as DCI's lead creative designer, was a self-driven and dedicated officer who performed his duties outstandingly and got along well with colleagues from across all cadres.
"He was a gifted Communications Officer whose skills in photography, videography and graphics design propelled him to head the creative design desk at the DCI’s Comms unit," DCI mourned Muganda.
Boniface Muganda's works
DCI revealed that the detective, who previously served at the forensic photographic and acoustics unit, was the creative artist behind the latest edition of the DCI Magazine among other assignments including the coverage of last Thursday’s Mashujaa Day fete at Uhuru Gardens.
"The cruel hand of death has robbed the Directorate a dedicated and gifted officer whose services will be greatly missed especially by his colleagues at the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Unit," DCI added.
Muganda was hit by a speeding motorist along the northern by-bass at Marurui, near Ashaki club on Saturday at around 9:40 pm.
The officer, who was attached to the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Unit, was headed home on his motorbike at the time of the accident.
He was rushed to Kenyatta University Hospital in critical condition and declared dead on arrival.
"Muganda who was groaning in pain breathed his last at the hospital’s gate, just before doctors could attend to him," DCI added.
"News of Muganda’s demise spread across the closely knit DCI family fast, with detectives from across all ranks who could not come to terms with the loss rushing to K.U hospital last night, hoping to find him alive. But his cold body which did not have any visible injuries, lay at a bed at the emergency area lifeless."
The directorate affirmed that investigations into the crash are ongoing adding that it's 'only a matter of time before detectives catch up with the driver who is on the run.'
The DCI also urged motorists to exercise caution while on the road.
"We appeal to all motorists to be mindful and courteous to other road users to avoid such accidents. May Muganda’s soul rest in eternal peace," the directorate added.