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Speeding vehicle kills two people in Kericho

RIFT VALLEY
By Nikko Tanui | July 23rd 2020

Two people have died after they were involved in a road accident along the Muhuroni-Londiani road.

The deceased, a 26-year-old Boda-Boda rider and his pillion passenger (52) died on the spot after they were hit from behind and run over by a speeding salon car near Nukiat trading center.

Londiani OCPD Musa Kongoli, said both the ill-fated boda-boda motorcycle and the vehicle where headed towards Londiani when the Wednesday afternoon road accident occurred. 

"The vehicle rammed the motorcycle from behind knocking down the boda-boda rider and his pillion passenger before running over them killing them on the spot," he said

Kongoli, said they were awaiting for motor vehicle inspection report to determine the cause of the accident.

"At this moment in time, we are not certain whether the driver of the salon vehicle lost control of the vehicle due to breaks failure or any other reason. That will be determined by motor vehicle inspectors," said.

Kongoli, added that traffic officers were still interrogating the driver of the salon car over the accident.

"The driver escaped with minor body injuries and is at the police station being interrogated over the circumstances which led to the accident," he said.

The wreckage of the ill-fated motorcycle and vehicle were towed to Londiani police station.

The bodies of the deceased were removed to Molo sub county hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Kongoli advised motorists using the winding route to drive cautiously and observe traffic signs.

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