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Irate Residents Raze Governor’s Car after Tragic Accident

Police in Narok South Sub County are investigating an incident where the official vehicle of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maanga was damaged by irate mob after it was involved in a road accident that killed two people last evening.

The area Deputy Police Commander Ms. Magdalene Chebet said the vehicle was traveling from Kisii to Nairobi when it hit a middle aged man and his eight-year-old child who were riding on a motorbike at Olulunga area along the Narok –Bomet highway.

Ms. Chebet said the motorbike was entering the road when the prado vehicle hit them on the right side killing the two motorbike occupants on the spot.

She said upon causing the accident, the deputy governor who was traveling on his official vehicle registration number CG 045 028 stopped to access the impact of the accident.

However, a furious crowd consisting of men working in nearby quarry and boda boda operators had already started flocking the scene of the accident and started threatening the deputy governor.

It is then that the deputy governor in the company of his bodyguard and driver boarded another vehicle and escaped towards the Narok town side leaving the engine of their vehicle still running.

The irate mob after missing the deputy governor started hitting his vehicle with stones to a point that the vehicle burst into flames. “It is very unfortunate that we lost the two people in the accident that occurred last evening,” said Ms. Chebet.

She said she had spoken to the governor’s bodyguard over the phone and confirmed that the three escaped unhurt.

“We expect the driver of the official prado car to come to our office to record a statement that will facilitate the investigations,” she reiterated.

            The police boss warned residents against taking the law in their hands asking them to report to the authorities when they encounter such incidents.

She also cautioned drivers plying the Narok- Bomet highway to be vigilant owing to the fact that the road is very smooth with no potholes.

The wreckage of the vehicle was moved to Narok South police station and the bodies of the deceased were moved to Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation awaiting postmortem.

by Ann Salaton

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