Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi’s car was on Wednesday night torched by an irate mob in Narok County following an accident that claimed the lives of two people.
Maangi says he was traveling to Nairobi from Kisii in the company of his driver and bodyguard when the accident occurred at Oloolung’a area along Narok-Bomet road.
“My driver was driving my official car as we were on our way to Nairobi when the bodaboda operator abruptly joined the road from a bushy path and quickly turned towards us hitting the car head-on,” he said.
The bodaboda rider identified as John Sanyo and his eight-year-old son died on the spot while Maangi, his driver, and bodyguard were unscathed.
An incensed mob at the scene took the law into their own hands and set the Toyota Prado ablaze after overpowering police officers, who tried to contain the situation.
“The irate mob overpowered the police that had rushed to contain the situation,” Maangi said.
The bodies of the deceased were moved to Narok County Hospital as investigations into the incident continue.