We take a look at some of the prominent Kenyans who have survived death by a whisker after being involved in accidents. Some have never recovered though.
- Richard Chacha
In 2012, veteran journalist, Richard Chacha was involved in an accident that left him crippled from the waist downwards.
2. Yussuf Hassan
On December 7, 2012, Kamkunji MP Hassan was wounded in a night-time grenade attack in Eastleigh, while he was convening with his constituents after prayers at the Hidaya Mosque.
According to Hiiraan Online, he had been targeted by anti-peace elements, who tried to assassinate him due to his work with the Kamkunji Constituency
3. Millicent Wambui
Ziwani/Kariokor Member of County Assembly (MCA), Millicent Wambui, was the only lone survivor in a grisly road accident that left four people dead in 2017.
The Minority Leader and first time MCA was airlifted for specialised treatment to Nairobi in critical condition and is currently in hospital receiving treatment.
The Mega Rider hit maker survived a grisly accident in 2003 while coming home after a concert in Nakuru.
The accident claimed E-Sir and it took a while before the news of the death sank. Speaking about the accident in a past interview Nameless says
I DID NOT KNOW FROM THE TIME I WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WHEN IT ALL HAPPENED. I WAS TOLD HE WAS IN A DIFFERENT HOSPITAL.
I HAD NO PHONE OR OTHER WAY OF REACHING HIM. MY BRO CAME FROM NAIROBI. I ASKED EVERYONE AND NO ONE TOLD ME.
MY BROTHER IS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME, ‘E-SIR DIDN’T MAKE IT.
IT DID NOT SINK IN, LIKE YOU KNOW YOU WERE WITH SOMEONE AND THEN YOU ARE TOLD THEY ARE NO MORE, IT CANNOT SINK IN.
5. David Rudisha
Rudisha was travelling home to Kilgoris in Western Kenya, when he lost control of his SUV after a tyre burst, the BBC reported.
“THANKING THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE,” THE 800M WORLD RECORD HOLDER WROTE IN A TWEET ACCOMPANIED BY A PICTURE OF HIS MANGLED CAR.
SATURDAY NIGHT AROUND 1030HRS I SURVIVED A TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT AT KEROKA ON MY WAY HOME TO KILGORIS AFTER A HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH A BUS PLYING KISII NAIROBI ROUTE.
I AM FINE WITH NO INJURIES! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS.”
Rudisha was taken to Keroka Sub County Hospital after the accident.
6. David Maraga
Chief Justice David Maraga and his wife Yucabeth Nyaboke were in December 2018 involved in an accident.
They were involved in a road crash at Ngata area in Nakuru County.