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Pupil dies in road accident

A  primary school pupil died while another is admitted at St. Mary’s Mission Hospital

Mumias after a lorry hit into a motorcycle that was taking them to school on Tuesday.

The accident which occurred at Soweto along the Mumias-Bungoma road involved the lorry and the motorcycle which were all heading towards Mumias town.

The  Matungu Sub-County Police Commander, Alex  Ndii confirmed the incident, saying it occurred when the motorcycle rider made a turn on the road. The rider was slightly injured.

He said that the lorry and the motorcycle were  towed to Mumias police station while the body of the pupil is lying at St. Mary’s mission Hospital Mortuary.

Last  month one person died while eight others were injured in an accident that occurred at the same place along the Bungoma Mumias road when an eight seater matatu hit a cow and rolled several times.

Ndii has asked motorists to exercise caution while on the roads for the safety of all road users.

Meanwhile, Boda boda riders in Awendo town in Migori County have complained about reckless driving by cane hauling tractors that have led to many deaths of their colleagues.

They particularly singled out drivers from Sugar Miller Sukari Industries who they accused of killing not less than ten riders in the region within a short span last year.

Speaking to the press  on Thursday after staging a peaceful march within Awendo town, the riders said they have experienced unending fatal accidents along Awendo-Rapogi road caused through reckless driving of the cane hauling tractors.

According to the Chairman of the Awendo boda boda youth association, James Owiro, the tractors from the company have caused more than five deaths since the year begun.

He said the drivers fail to observe traffic rules at all, exposing other road users, including pedestrians to great danger unnecessarily.

He cited an incident on Sunday where a motorbike rider was allegedly instantly killed by a speeding tractor on the Awendo-Rapogi road only for the case to be shoddily handled by the police.

The  Migori County Police Commander, Maina Machungu said they have received several complaints about the company drivers and promised to ‘do something’ about the matter.

By  KNA Team

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