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Eurovision star tragedy man charged. A 39-year-old man has been indicted for manslaughter in connection with the hit-and-run death of Stella Mwangi’s father in eastern Norway’s Akershus county, police say. Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia, 54, died instantly after being run down by what is believed to be a dark-coloured van on a road in Dal in Ullensaker municipality, Tuesday.  Police report they have reasonable ground to suspect the man, who turned himself in, was the driver though this has not yet been confirmed. Officers are at the scene examining the van and surroundings after he showed them where it is parked.

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Eurovision star tragedy man charged

Published on Thursday, 2nd February, 2012 at 15:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last Updated on 2nd February 2012 at 18:37.

A 39-year-old man has been indicted for manslaughter in connection with the hit-and-run death of Stella Mwangi’s father in eastern Norway’s Akershus county, police say.

Stella Mwangi and "Haba Haba"
Stella Mwangi and "Haba Haba"
Photo: Alain Douit/EBU


Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia, 54, died instantly after being run down by what is believed to be a dark-coloured van on a road in Dal in Ullensaker municipality, Tuesday. 

Police report they have reasonable ground to suspect the man, who turned himself in, was the driver though this has not yet been confirmed. Officers are at the scene examining the van and surroundings after he showed them where it is parked.

25-year-old Nairobi-born Stella Mwangi, who represented Norway in 2011's Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals with the song 'Haba Haba', is said to be going through a terrible time.

EMI, with whom the artist has a contract, said in a press statement, “It is with great sadness that we announce that the father of Stella Mwangi, Jeff Mwangi Kwirikia, died after a collision yesterday afternoon. He has been one of Stella’s most important supporters throughout life and not least in the past year.”

Company representatives have asked the press to respect Stella and her family, so that she can deal with this painful moment in her life. 

Mayor of Ullensaker Harald Espelund, expressed his sorrow regarding Mr. Mwangi’s death.

“His death has affected our lives since we found out yesterday. The deceased was a municipal employee in one of our schools. It is always sad when someone loses his life, especially in traffic accidents when things happen incredibly quickly”, he told NRK.

Police are still interested in any information members of the public may have.



Published on Thursday, 2nd February, 2012 at 15:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan   .
Last updated on 2nd February 2012 at 18:37.

This post has the following tags: stellamwangifatherdeath, eurovisionsongcontest.





  
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