A senior Ministry of Health Officer in Rachuonyo East Sub county has died in a grisly road accident near Atela in Chabera Trading Centre along Sondu – Oyugis road last night.
Enock Kopiyo who was the Sub County Disease Surveillance Officer died on the spot after his car which he was driving towards Chabera trading centre collided head-on with a Nissan matatu which was plying from Oyugis towards Kisumu.
Confirming the incident to KNA, Rachuonyo East Sub county Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Ray Kajwang’ said that the deceased was driving to his home in Chabera at around 7.00Pm from Sondu when the accident occurred.
Dr. Kajwang added that upon reaching near Atela Primary School his vehicle collided head on with the Nissan Matatu thus killing him instantly.
His sentiments were also supported by the area chief Peres Muga who said that the deceased died just a few meters from the gate of his home situated next to primary.
Muga added that the body of the deceased was removed from the scene by police officers from Othoro Police station.
The administrator further said that the two vehicles were towed to Othoro Police station for inspection and further
The body of the deceased has been taken to Rachuonyo Sub county Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Police Officers have also launched investigation over the incident.
By Dan Oduor/Davis Langat