Angry Boda Boda cyclists descended on Kisii deputy governor’s vehicle and burnt it down after it was involved in an accident along Kisii Narok highway
According to sources, the accident resulted in two people’s death, a father and his child, who died instantly. The two were riding on a motorcycle when the vehicle hit them. The Deputy Governor had been travelling to Nairobi from Kisii.
A man and his son die
“The vehicle collided with a boda boda (KMEW 733J), whose rider was carrying his 8-year-old son,” Narok South Sub-County Police Commander, Chebe Kiambere, said.
Maangi and his aides, however, escaped unhurt. But residents of the Ololulunga area, where the accident occurred, stormed out and torched the vehicle.
Mr Maangi also spoke to the Nation on the phone, where he confirmed the accident, which had happened at around 6.30 PM.
“Unfortunately, two people died in the accident. The residents burnt my vehicle when police tried to remove the bodies from the scene,” Mr Maangi said. He termed the people who burnt down his vehicle as ‘unruly riders,’ thanking God that he escaped the incident.
Boda boda riders torching down vehicles after an accident with a rider are very common. The impunity with which they operate led to Police IG warning them of dire consequences. And with the burning of the Deputy Governor’s vehicle, it seems no one is above the riders’ mob justice.
Mr Maangi had a few days ago spent a night in police custody after allegedly mobilizing youths to interrupt Simeon Nyachae’s funeral on Monday. Police arrested Maangi at Kisii Secondary School, where he had been waiting for the Deputy President, William Ruto.
They then took him to the Central police station for questioning. The police later freed him without leveling up any charges against him.