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Prominent Kenyans who have escaped death by a whisker – List

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.

1.Mercy Masika

The gospel artiste survived an attack after a delayed salon appointment, due to a car that had blocked hers.

God wins! #DussitAttack

So @mercymasikamuguro and I are involved in an upcoming consumer promotion and so we were invited for a meeting at the client office…

I was in another meeting so I get to client meeting after Mercy! Driving in, the client parking is full so Iam forced to double park blocking other cars!

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I walk into the meeting and client has finished briefing Mercy and she is in a hurry for her saloon appointment since the next day is the launch date and she has to look the part!

She hurriedly leave only to find her car blocked so they call me move my car but I give out my car key so there is a bit of delay!

When she leaves not more than 20mins later news of the attack at Dusit where she was going for her appointment quickly spread!

Waaaaa! When she shared the message I just thanked God! #GodAboveEverything

2.Richard Chacha

In 2012, veteran journalist, Richard Chacha was involved in an accident that left him crippled from the waist downwards.

Richard Chacha and Mombasa governor Hassan Joho

3.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.

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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

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4.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.

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5.Nameless

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.

wahu nameless

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.

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