Girl, 4, crushed by school bus

A four-year-old girl died after being ran over by a school bus.

The girl was pronounced dead on arrival at Naivasha Sub-county Hospital yesterday where she was rushed following the accident near Kayole estate, along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Naivasha Police Divison Commander Samuel Waweru said police are investigating the incident and that the school bus, belonging to a local private academy, has been towed for inspection.

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According to a witness, the girl was riding in the bus and had just alighted and ran behind it when the driver reversed.

“The teacher had just assisted the girl to alight from the bus when she was ran over,” said Simon Wambugu.

In another incident, a seven-year-old girl was hit and killed by vehicle along the Naivasha-Kirima road while on her way to school.

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Her elder brother escaped with minor injuries during the early morning incident near Karati centre.

Police are looking for the driver who fled.

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Witnesses said the two pupils were crossing the road on their way to school when the accident occurred.

“The pick-up truck was heading to Naivasha. It killed the girl on the spot and injured the boy before the driver drove away,” said Jamlek Mwangi.

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