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Deputy Governor in accident was headed for TV47’s ‘Morning Cafe’

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Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi was heading to Nairobi when his official vehicle was involved in an accident that led to the deaths of two people yesterday evening.

Maangi was expected to appear in TV47’s popular breakfast show ‘Morning Cafe’ today. He was to debate “The Politics of Give and Take” with Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu, and Governance Expert Gitonga Mukunji.

While travelling from Kisii accompanied by his driver, Maangi’s Toyota Prado hit a Bodaboda that abruptly joined the Narok-Bomet Road from a feeder road at Tegero, Ololunga, Narok County.

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Kisii Deputy Governor was involved in an accident that claimed lives of two people in Ololunga, Narok County. PHOTO/ COURTESY.
Kisii Deputy Governor was involved in an accident that claimed lives of two people in Ololunga, Narok County. PHOTO/ COURTESY

The motorbike rider, identified as John Sanyo, was carrying his eight-year-old son. They both died on the spot while Maangi, his driver, and bodyguard escaped unhurt.

A rowdy crowd descended on Maangi’s official car, setting it ablaze.

“The Bodaboda rider joined the road unexpectedly. My driver tried all the best to avoid hitting him with his passenger,” said Maangi.

Following the accident, Governor Maangi postponed his appearance on ‘Morning Cafe’.

Broadcast every weekday from 6am to 9am. It features three segments: news review (6am-6:30am), political analysis and debate (6:30am-8am), and lifestyle interviews (8am-9am).

Hosted by Linda Alela, the show is one of the station’s most popular with viewers, according to a recent survey conducted by TV47 on the One Pulse platform.

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