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Saleh Wanjala ‘Bungoma’s James bond’ is dead.

Bungoma man Saleh Wanjala popularly known as Bungoma James bond has passed own after a short ilness.

The man rose to fame after hanging on to a chopper ferrying the body of renowned business man Jacob Juma from Kanduyi airstrip to his rural home in Bumula.

Bungoma's James Bond is dead
Saleh Wanjala with Bungoma county women rep Catherine Wambilianga

According to a relative of the deceased who spoke to a local media outlet, Wanjala passed on at Bungoma referral hospital shortly after he was admitted.

“He was found lying on the floor of his house and was very weak, he could not walk by himself so the family rushed him to Bungoma Referal Hospital where he died moments later,”

He said.

Wanjala will be forever remembered for the incident that happened on Friday, May 13, 2016 where he hanged on an aircraft registration 5YTXN captained by Emmanuel Chelagai. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Bungoma airstrip.

He was latter arrested and charged for impairing the safety of an aircraft and endangering his own life.

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