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Singing star Stella Mwangi’s dad killed in Norway hit-and-run

Posted by Administrator on February 1, 2012

Kenya's Stella Mwangi who lost her dad in a hit and run car accident in Norway

Kenya's Stella Mwangi who lost her dad in a hit and run car accident in Norway

The father of popular Norwegian-Kenyan singer Stella Mwangi has died after a hit-and-run accident in the village of Dal, south-eastern Norway, on Tuesday.

Stella Mwangi’s record label, EMI, confirmed the identity of the victim in a statement on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia died from his injuries after he was run over on county road 454. The driver fled the scene and has not been apprehended.

Police described the vehicle as a black or dark-coloured car, likely a Citroen Berlingo or a Peugeot Partner.

The car was last seen headed in a northbound direction on the stretch of the Trondheim road between Dal and Råholt shortly after the accident at 2pm on Tuesday.

Police said the car’s windscreen was seriously damaged in the crash, while there was also visible damage to the right-hand side of the car.

Police officer Morten Huse said the car had most likely been taken off the road and hidden from sight after the accident.

“That’s why we’re asking the public to monitor whether anyone they know with a car like this suddenly doesn’t have it or has stopped using it,” he told news agency NTB.

Police also appealed for the driver of the car to get in touch with them.

Stella Mwangi, 25, represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

Source: http://www.thelocal.no/page/view/singing-star-dad-killed-in-norway-hit-and-run

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11 Responses to “Singing star Stella Mwangi’s dad killed in Norway hit-and-run”

  1. I want to send my condolences to this family for this tragedy. Police should spare no effort to find this car even if going in people,s car garage and order them to open.

  2. leo said

    I would like to know the lawyers who coined the word (HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT) I think once you take off from the accident scene,it should no longer be considered an accident. I would call it an asult with a deadly weapon. Why have we never heard of shoot and run accident?

  3. time to see the competence of police in norway hoping it was nothing rcial

  4. mkenyahalisi said

    Poleni. The death of such a young parent is traumatizing. RIP. Life is so fickle…u are here today, tomorrow gone.

  5. achira said

    jambo news buddies thanks for the up date.dont report to us the death of our fellow kenyan,rather tell us the owner is apprehended and is in court,mark you thats in norway,sophiscated and respects human rights.mwangi equally has human rights

  6. Peter Kinyanjui said

    I want to send my condolences to this family for this tragedy. Take heart Stella Mwangi.

  7. munyoroku said

    hi, stella pole sana for the loss of your Dad i know how it feels to loose some close to you , it has happened me before , be strong stella for your siblings and your mother.

    munyoroku karanja

    jmunyoroku@gmail.com

  8. khathicha kuku said

    Police arrest hit-and-run suspect
    Published: 02 Feb 2012 03:54 GMT+1

    Police have arrested a 39-year-old man suspected of the hit-and-run killing of 54-year-old Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia, the father of popular Norwegian-Kenyan singer Stella Mwangi.

    Police said the 39-year-old turned up at the local police station with his wife on Thursday. Police officers then accompanied the couple to a house in Jessheim, south-eastern Norway.

    In the adjoining garage, police found a Citroen Berlingo van with extensive damage to the front windscreen and the right-hand side of the vehicle. Police on Wednesday said they were looking for a van that matched this description.

    The house where the van was found is occupied by the suspect’s parents.

    The 39-year-old has now been charged with manslaughter, police said. If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to three years, or up to six years under aggravating circumstances.

    At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, police said they remained unsure whether the suspect was the person behind the wheel at the time of the collision. An investigation is ongoing.

    Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia died from his injuries after he was run over by a van on county road 454. The driver fled the scene.

    The van was last seen headed in a northbound direction on the stretch of the Trondheim road between Dal and Råholt shortly after the accident at 2pm on Tuesday.

    The victim’s daughter, Stella Mwangi, 25, represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

    She also recently appeared on television with her father in the Norwegian version of Let’s Dance, in which she was a participant.

    “She’s not doing well at all. Stella was very close to her father. She is mainly mourning her loss, not hunting for the driver,” her future father-in-law, Per Rogstad, told newspaper Romerikes Blad.

  9. Pwtkaya Miriti said

    RIP Mwangi >But a big Question must be asked Why was Mwangi Walking on the Highway? IF one looks where the accident occured there is no Foot -Path !What you see is a highway covered by Sno (ice)

    In that Landscape you also see trees on the side of the road and a big field.
    The following Querries arises.
    (a) Was Mwangi killed and his body dumped on the road?
    (2)How comes Mwangi was walking along the road in that deadly -cold winter season on the Highway?
    These are some question every body must ask!
    Once again RIP Jeff Mwangi!

    Comment by Keen Observer | February 5, 2012

  10. Edwardo said

    Pole Sana Stella….may he R.I.P

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