Minor ran over by speeding bus along the Nairobi-Nakuru

Transport along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway was temporarily paralysed on Tuesday after a bus hit and killed a four-year-old boy near Fly-Over trading center in Magumu Kinangop.

Scores of passengers in the bus destined for Western Kenya from Mombasa escaped unscathed after the driver lost control before the bus landed into a ditch.

The minor was crossing the busy highway to join his father who had earlier crossed the road when the bus ran over him leading to a traffic-snarl up along the road.

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Police and members of the public had a hard time consoling the child's father following the morning accident.

According to a witness Samson Kuria, the man had crossed the road leaving the minor behind when the latter decided to follow him.

He said there was little that the bus driver could do adding that the minor died on impact before the bus stopped meters away.

“The accident happened so fast with the bus missing other vehicles narrowly after the driver lost control but the passengers were not injured,” he said.

Njabini deputy OCPD Charles Rotich confirmed the incident adding that they had opened an inquest file.

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The child's body was taken to Naivasha mortuary.

“The driver of the bus has recorded a statement with us while the wreck of the bus has been towed to Magumu police station for a mechanical check-up,” he said.

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