Nairobi,KENYA: Musician and aspiring politician Jaguar has been involved in a mess that might derail his campaign efforts to clinch the Starehe parliamentary seat in Nairobi county.
According to a post on the notorious Buyer beware facebook group, Jaguar’s Range rover on Tuesday knocked dead two men on the Sagana -Karatina highway in Kirinyaga county.
The person who wrote the post remains anonymous but he has attached photo evidence of a damaged Range rover which Jaguar has regulary been seen posing next to.
The post has further accused Jaguar of obstruction of justice as eye witnesses claim that a lady was driving the vehicle but when Jaguar went to report to the police officers he claimed that he was the one driving the vehicle and that that the kin to the deceased were denied the opportunity to see the vehicle when they went to Sagana police station where the vehicle had been towed to.
“Yesterday around 3pm, along Makutano Sagana high way two young men, Joseph Maingi and Mugo Abdalla lost their lives. They were hit by a vehicle, a range rover sport, registration number KCB 808 J. The eye witness says that the driver was a lady who stopped few metres from the scene. The road is under construction, so the vehicles needed blocking to pave way for other road users and still give time to the constructors. The driver of the said Range rover did not wait in line for cars to be cleared from her side, she was from Sagana heading to Makutano while the two were heading to Sagana. That’s when she hit the duo, who were almost joining the highway.
The ‘boda boda they were using went to one side, while the two young men fell on the other side. They both died on the spot. Jaguar, the alleged owner of the vehicle came around 3.30 and said he was the one driving the vehicle, even though the eye witnesses saw the lady driving it. The policemen from Rukanga police post alerted their counterparts from Sagana who towed the vehicle away.
The lady plus Jaguar left for Sagana police station. Later on, the parents to Mugo went to Sagana police station. They were denied the chance to see the vehicle that took away the life of their son. They were told to come with their eye witnesses. Today morning, Kamau, a brother to Maingi went to Sagana Police Station. He was denied a chance to see the vehicle too. He was told they haven’t found the owner of the vehicle. What has changed from yesterday? From the eye witnesses, we managed to get the photos of the car that hit them.” Read the post.
However the singer has confirmed that he was involved in an accident through a facebook post while sending his condolences to those affected by the accident.
“It is with grief that I share this post today. As it is now public, I was involved in a car accident. Sadly, lives were lost in the incident.
It isnt any ones will to wake up and be involved in an accident such as this.
My heart felt condolences to the families and friends of those affected. I would like to assure all concerned that due process of the law is being followed to amicably resolve this.
I pray God grant strength to the families affected as we all go through this trying moment.
Lastly, lets avoid confrontational remarks in consideration to the pain it is causing the bereaved families.
Be well.” Read the post by Jaguar.