Sarova MD Jaideep Vohra is dead in a tragic road accident. PHOTO | FILE

Rally senior official Jaideep Vohra and also the managing director of Sarova Hotels, which include Whitesands, Stanley and Panafric is dead.

He died on his way to Amboseli to watch the East African Safari Classic Rally. His car had an accident and rolled several times that left him dead.

He was accompanied by his colleague and a rally director Raju Kishnani, who was also injured, was flown to Nairobi Hospital.

Rally management mourned Vohra, saying: "We believe he would want the rally to continue. We, as organizers believe the event should continue in his memory."

"Our condolences to his family and friends," read the statement signed by Richard Leeke, who is Clerk of Course.

Wildlife Direct CEO Paula Kahumbu mourned Vohra in a tweet, saying lack of road safety is robbing the country of its best.

"Our deepest condolences to Sarova for your loss. We are saddened that our Kenyan roads have taken yet another one of our heroes. May he rest in peace. Lack of road safety in Kenya is stealing our best." said CEO Paula Kahumbu.

President-Elect Uhuru Kenyatta has also mourned with the sudden death of his close ally saying he known Vohra almost 20 Years ago. They have shared tables several times and he is a good man. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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