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Joash Maangi burning vehicle.
Joash Maangi burning vehicle.

Deputy Governor reveals last moments before his car was set ablaze by bodaboda mob

Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has revealed the last moment before his vehicle was set ablaze by irate boda boda operators. 

On Wednesday, evening, Maangi was involved in a road accident at the Olulung’a area on the Narok-Nairobi Highway.

He however escaped unhurt in the 7.30pm incident. A boda boda operator and his passenger died on the spot.

In retaliation, boda boda riders set the car ablaze.

Speaking following the incident, Maangi stated that he managed to escape the scene with the help of a good samaritan. 

“I had already left the scene in the car of a good Samaritan when it was set ablaze,” he said. .

The irate mob had overpowered the police that had rushed to secure the scene, Maangi told the Star on the phone.

Maangi said he was on the way to Nairobi when the boda boda operator abruptly joined the road from a bushy path and turned towards the car he was in, hitting it.

His driver and a security aide also escaped unhurt.

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