Deputy President William Ruto’s police outrider has died after he lost control of his motorbike on a Nairobi road.

He was riding ahead of the DP when the crash happened on Wangari Maathai road Saturday morning.

The DP’s motorcade was travelling to Githunguri, Kiambu County, where he is attending a burial ceremony.

Mr Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta are usually escorted by police motorbikes when on official duties around the country.

The escort team is drawn from the elite presidential escort.