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Police investigate colleagues said to have caused accident that killed three

NYANZA
By Anne Atieno | June 7th 2021
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Police in Migori County are investigating an incident where their colleagues are alleged to have caused an accident that led to the death of three people.

Awendo sub-County Police Commander Mary Waku said that they have opened investigations into the incident.

According to the Awendo police boss, the officers were chasing a suspected ‘smuggler’ before the accident.

The officers were in Probox and a Toyota Premio headed towards Rinya area.

The driver of the Probox lost control and hit an oncoming motorcycle whose rider died on the spot. His tow passengers were critically injured.

Waku said that the Probox was hit by the Toyota Premio from behind.

The body of the rider was taken to Rapcom Mortuary in Awendo, while the passengers were rushed to Migori County Referral Hospital where they died.

“Whoever will be found responsible for the accident will be dealt with in accordance to the law,” Waku said.

She appealed to the public to be calm while they are investigating the cause of the accident and also come out and record statements on whatever happened.

Omondi Olela, an eyewitness, said the police started chasing the Probox which they suspected was ferrying illegal goods which were later found to be second hand clothes.

The driver of the Probox went into hiding but later turned himself in at Awendo police station and recorded his statement. He was released on Friday evening.

 

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