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41-year-old man found dead by the roadside

Residents of Mochodoro area in Narok North Sub county today woke up to a shock after a body of a 41-year-old man was found lying beside the Narok – Mau highway.

The area police Commandant Frederick Kibenei said they suspect that the man was knocked to death by a hit and run vehicle during the wee hours of the night.

Kibenei said they received reports of the dead man from the members of the public and upon arriving at the scene, they established it had been run over by a vehicle.

“We have launched investigations into the matter so that we can establish the real cause of the death as we search for the vehicle that could have caused the accident,” said the police boss.

The body of the deceased was moved to Narok County Referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.

The police boss called on members of the public to report to police if they spot a vehicle with a dent on the front side.

The sub county commandant regretted increasing incidents of hit and run vehicles that happen especially in the wee hours of the night.

He reminded the residents of the curfew hours that the state imposed in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases in the country. “It is criminal to be found outside your home compound between 10 pm to 4 am. Those found in market places and along the road during such hours risk being arrested,” he warned.

At the same time, Kibenei asked pedestrians to use footpaths besides the road to avoid being knocked by speeding vehicles along the smooth tarmacked roads. “The government has tarmacked most of the roads in this sub county hence drivers take advantage to speed. I ask all road users to be careful to avoid causing deaths,” he reiterated.

By Ann Salaton

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