Nairobi – Top Kenyan hotel magnate Mohinder Singh Vohra and three members of his family have died in a horrific road crash.
Vohra was managing director of multi-million dollar hotel chain Sarova Hotels that controlled and owned landmark hotels in Nairobi and top tourism destinations such as Masai Mara game park.
The tourism industry giant was traveling from Makindu Sikh Temple which serves food to all on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway when the vehicle driven by a family member veered off the road.
Vohra, his wife Swaran Kaur, his daughter Reena Kaur and the widow of his son Atu Vohra all died.
The family had gone to the temple to give food to the poor to honour Vohra’s son Jaideep Vohra on the anniversary of his death, also in a car crash in November 2017. Jaideep Vohra was chairman of the Classic East African Safari Rally and died while the rally was under way.
Jaideep Vohra was also a director of Sarova Hotels group that owns the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Sarova PanAfric along with beach resorts abd resorts located in game parks.
The Standard newspaper quoted police as saying the driver was Saveer Vohra. He was airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi for treatment of critical injuries.
Two died at the scene while two others died in a regional hospital.
Shocked Kenyans took to Twitter to pay tributes. One was from the ministry of tourism.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of MS VOHRA of @SarovaHotelsKen, his wife and two family members killed in an accident on Nairobi-Mombasa highway @tunajibu @MagicalKenya @kwskenya @Tourismfinance @KariukiJimi @aabradier @KenyaUtalii @KICC_kenya pic.twitter.com/dUD6cDKAaj
— Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife-Kenya (@Min_TourismKE) October 21, 2018