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Family of four critically injured after lorry rammed into their house

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By Benard Lusigi | April 14th 2021

A couple and their two children are fighting for their lives at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret following an accident at Mwamba in Lugari sub-county.

John Kisiangani, his wife, and their children were asleep when a lorry driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into their house at the trading centre along the Webuye – Eldoret highway.

Neighbours said they heard a loud bang only to find the lorry had mowed down the house.

The family was rescued and rushed to Turbo Sub-County Hospital in Uasin Gishu before being transferred to Eldoret for specialised treatment.

Kisiangani suffered a broken leg and injuries to the spinal cord while his wife had her legs broken.

One child also suffered a broken leg while another sustained a head injury, according to eyewitnesses.

“People managed to pull them out of the house alive though they had sustained leg and head injuries,” an eyewitness said.

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The lorry driver lost an arm and is also being treated at the same hospital.

David Wamalwa, a relative, visited the couple and their children in hospital. “We are calling upon well-wishers to help us raise funds for hospital bills,” he appealed. 

The trailer was ferrying relief food from the United Nations when the accident occurred.

Lugari Sub-County Police Commander Bernard Ngungu confirmed the incident but could not give more information about the incident. 

 

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