Sauti Sol lead singer Bien-Aimé Baraza on Sunday, August 30 recalled a road accident that costed him 16 teeth and left him hospitalised.
Speaking during an interview with Churchill Show’s Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki, the singer revealed that he was crossing a busy road when he was hit by a speeding vehicle.
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“In 2007, I was crossing the road with my sister, Two Kambas (a rap duo) and Wendy Kimani. We were from doing a song about the post-election violence.
“We were crossing the road at Tuskys Pioneer in town headed towards Kenya Railways. I saw a car speeding and my sister noted that the driver was reckless and was bound to hit a pedestrian,” he narrated.
The singer said the car hit him on the knees smashing his face on the windshield.
He, however, got up after the accident relieved that he had not broken his hands and legs.
“I remember turning around and that car was right in front of me and that guy hit the life out of me. He hit my knees and I hit my face on the windshield.
“I just remember flying in the air. I woke up on the ground and my sister was there. It was a hit and run so the guy just sped off. Luckily I just stood up, I didn’t break any limbs,” he stated.
He was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted and later discovered that he lost his teeth.
“It wasn’t until I got to the hospital that I looked in the mirror at Nairobi Hospital and I didn’t have teeth in my mouth, they’re all gone. I had lost like 16 teeth and broken my joint like two different places,” he added.
Savara Mudigi who is part of the Sauti Sol band revealed that he was shocked with Bien’s situation when he visited him.
“Sikujua impact until nikatoka Nakuru, nikaenda Rongai nikamcheki, mdomo ilikua imefura… Nikamwambia brathe hii matukio imehappen ni sad lakini inaconfirm lazima tukue pamoja,” Mudigi said.
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