Alfred Mutua: Kenyan governor survives drowning scare while taking selfie

The incident occurred after the bridge he was standing on caved in.

A Kenyan governor on Friday morning survived a drowning scare after the bridge he was standing on caved in.

Machakos governor Alfred Mutua was on a tour of Ogembo area, South-western Kenya, alongside Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi when the bridge suddenly collapsed.

The two, alongside a few other officials, fell into the river but were swiftly rescued by their aides and rushed to hospital.

Capital FM reports that the leaders were taking selfies on the bridge before the incident occurred. None of them was however injured.

Governor Mutua made light of the situation saying he had been “baptised in River Gucha and felt at home.”

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