See how this Hero journalist puts his life on the line to rescue a crippled beggar during a bee attack


See how this Hero journalist puts his life on the line to rescue a crippled beggar during a bee attack

A Kenyan TV presenter has been hailed a hero after pulling a disabled beggar, Amos, to safety after he was enveloped in a swarm of bees when it launched an attack outside the Supreme Court in Kenya.

Inside, judges were safely delivering the full judgement of last month’s annulled presidential election polls, while a large crowd of government and anti-government supporters gathered outside.


It is believed that a demonstrator disturbed a bee hive that was attached to a lamp post by shaking it violently. Thousands of angry bees descended on hundreds of people.

Footage shows people being attacked including protesters, reporters, soldiers and armed police fleeing for cover. The swarm descended on a disabled boy in a wheelchair who was unable to run away.

As they stung Amos repeatedly he screamed in terror and it seemed his fate was sealed. In desperation the street boy known only as Amos threw himself out the wheelchair onto the ground but there was no escape.

But then KBC TV anchor, Victor Muyakane, rushed into action and ran over to Amos and grabbed him under the arms and lifted him up and ran with him to try and find safety.

Muyakane was stung repeatedly as bees swarmed over him but fought off the agonising pain to try and save the life of the beggar and carried him towards ambulances in the distance.

Others came to help him and finally a medic swathed head to toe in black clothing was able to get to him and with others throwing buckets of water drove off the bee swarm.

Amos given treatment for 50 to 60 stings and later discharged and now brave Victor is hoping to track him down on the streets of Nairobi to try and offer him more help.

After saving the boys life he described to Citizen TV his “fight or flight” moment saying everything inside him urged him to run away but he could not leave the disabled boy.

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