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Form Three student killed in boda boda funeral procession accident

By Muriithi Mugo | April 3rd 2021
Scene of an accident near Embu College where a teenage girl died while a pillion passenger and the rider are admitted with serious injuries. The Bodaboda operators were headed to the funeral of a fellow rider who was murdered last week and his motorbike stolen. April 1. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard]

A Form Three girl died on Thursday while a rider and another passenger are fighting for their lives at Embu Level Five Hospital after an accident.

Eyewitnesses said the rider carrying two passengers was in a procession headed to the burial of one of the boda boda riders who was murdered last week.

Martin Muchira, the Eastern region boda boda operators chair said the motorcycle was being ridden by a Form Two student.

"The boy took his brother's motorbike and joined the funeral procession," said Muchira.

He cautioned underage youth against riding bikes without necessary training.

Samuel Gitau, the deputy police commander at Embu West sub-County said the rider hit a bump near Embu College while coming from Blue Valley Estate and heading towards Embu town.  

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