Last week, Ngilu escaped death when a truck killed a mayor. Mrs Ngilu has now spoken for the first time saying that she was yet to come to terms with the heartbreaking images she witnessed of the gory and bloody body of her close friend of 30 years lying on the tarmac, with internal organs strewn all over.
“I emerged from Kitui police station and I was walking towards my car which was parked outside, I heard people shout and the next thing I found myself lying on the fence having been thrown there by my bodyguard,” she said.
“Everyone was scampering for safety and I could hear cries of Martha amekanyagwa, I could not believe my eyes when I saw someone under a moving fire-fighting engine,” she said.
Mrs Ngilu said in her political career spanning more than 20 years, Friday was her saddest day watching her best friend killed mercilessly after peaceful protest.