CS Karoney [Photo: Courtesy]

Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney's father is dead after he was involved in a road accident in Kapsabet town, Nandi County. Edward Kiprotich Karoney, 74 was knocked by a speeding motorcycle at around 3pm.  

According to witnesses, Karoney who had packed his car along the Eldoret-Kakamega highway was hit as he attempted to cross the road to meet with a friend. “Just after alighting from his car, he was hit by a speeding bodaboda rider while crossing to the left side of the road where he was heading to meet with someone near a Kobil petrol station," Ezekiel Tarus, a resident who witnessed the accident said.

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Those who arrived at the scene took Karoney and the boda operator, who had also sustained serious injuries to Kapsabet county hospital. Nandi County police Commander Samson ole Kinne said that upon arriving at the hospital, Karoney was confirmed dead while the bodaboda rider was admitted where he is still undergoing treatment at the facility.

"Karoney succumbed to serious injuries he sustained from the accident while the boda-boda rider is still receiving treatment," said Kinne. Kapsabet county hospital Medical superintendent Daniel Kemboi also confirmed the incident saying the accident occurred 200 metres from the health facility, one victim was confirmed dead upon arriving the casualty while the other was subjected to the first aid and admitted at the facility.

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"From the initial observation, the rider sustained fractures in some parts of the body which we cannot identify at the moment until the whole checkup is completed," he said. The Cabinet Secretary who hail from Baraton in Chesumei Sub County arrived at the facility an hour later.