Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi’s official vehicle went up in flames on Wednesday after an angry mob set it on fire.
The mob was irked after the car knocked down a bodaboda rider and a pillion passenger in Ololulung’a, along Narok-Bomet road.
The rider, John Saanyo and his eight-year-old son died on the spot
Maangi, his driver Stanley Gitonga and two bodyguards were both in the Nairobi-bound car when the accident happened at 6:30 pm.
Narok South Sub County Police Commander Chebe Kiambere confirmed the incident
“The vehicle collided with a boda-boda (registration number KMEW 733J) whose rider was carrying his 8-year-old son,” the police boss told the press.
The Narok South police boss added that the accident occurred after the bodaboda joined the highway from a feeder road.
It is at this juncture that the GK vehicle carrying Maangi and his two aides knocked it down.
“Unfortunately, we have lost two people in the accident,” she said.
Angry residents set the vehicle on fire to in an expression of extreme anger as they removed the rider’s body and his son’s from the scene of the accident.
Maangi told Daily Nation that he is grateful to be arrive after the rage he witnessed with the irate residents.
“Hundreds of unruly riders stormed the scene and set my vehicle on fire. We thank God that we are safe,” he said.
The bodies of the deceased were taken to Naok County Referral Hospital mortuary.
This incident came a day after he was arrested and booked into police cells during the burial of former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae.
Together with South Mugirangi MP Sylvanus Osoro, the Kisii Deputy Governor was accused of mobilizing youth to heckle some leaders at the burial.