Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Mwangi has confirmed that Churchill Show comedian Emmanuel Makori Nyambane, alias AKA or Ayeiya, died Friday 5:45am after he was involved in a grisly road accident at the junction of Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Magadi Road.
Mr Mwangi says that Ayeiya, who was in the company of other people in a car that they were traveling in, died on the spot after their vehicle hit an electricity pole.
Mr Mwangi says one of the passengers was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital with serious injuries, whereas the whereabouts of the other passengers is yet to be known.
The Lang’ata OCPD says the exact number of passengers, who were traveling alongside Ayeiya, is yet to be established.
Reports, however, say that comedian Ayeiya was in the company of his wife, comedian Kimani wa Ogutu and Olweny.
“Yes, I can confirm that one Emmanuel Makori is dead. The accident occurred at around 5:45am today (Friday, April 14) along Magadi Road near Catholic University of Eastern Africa junction. It was a self-involved accident. The car they were traveling in did not collide with another. There was no third party involved in the accident – that is the meaning of self-involved accident.
“But according to a report that I am in possession of, the car they were traveling in, a Toyota Premio, rammed into an electricity pole. Emmanuel died on the spot,” Mr Mwangi told eDaily.
“There were passengers in the car; one has been admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital. It is believed there were others whose whereabouts is yet to be known because they, or their relatives or colleagues, have not yet reported to the station,” added Mr Mwangi.
A section of social media users speculate that the passengers and driver of the car that killed Ayeiya were drunk at the time of the accident, but Lang’ata police boss Mr Mwangi has cautioned the public against peddling rumours that might cause psychological anguish to family of the accident victims.
“Mostly when an accident occurs in such a manner, we blame the driver. But we should blame the wholesale. There could be other factors that caused the accident,” he said, before adding: “The accident is being investigated by Lang’ata traffic personnel. Let us give them room to conduct comprehensive investigations.”
Mr Mwangi said that his officers had provided security to the Churchill Show team that recorded on Thursday night at the Carnivore Grounds in Langata.
Comedian Churchill took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to confirm the heartbreaking news of the death of comedian Ayeiya.
“We are waking up to very sad news of the passing of one of our comedians Emmanuel Makori (AKA). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” he wrote.
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