Four-year-old boy killed on the spot by speeding bus while crossing to join father

By ANTONY GITONGA | Wednesday, Apr 17th 2019 at 09:59
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Transport along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway was temporarily paralyzed after a bus hit and killed a four-year-old boy near Fly-Over trading center in Magumu Kinangop.

Scores of passengers in the bus that was destined for Western Kenya from Mombasa escaped unscathed after the driver lost control before the bus landed into a ditch.

The minor was crossing the busy highway to join his father who had earlier crossed the road when the bus ran over him leading to a traffic-snarl up along the road.

Police and members of the public had a hard time consoling the father to the minor following the morning accident.

According to a witness Samson Kuria, the father had crossed the road leaving the minor behind when the latter decided to join him.

He said that there was little that the bus driver could do adding that the minor died on impact before the bus stopped meters away.

“The accident happened so fast with the bus missing other vehicles narrowly after the driver lost control but the passengers were not injured,” he said.

Njabini deputy OCPD Charles Rotich confirmed the incident adding that they had opened an inquest file while the body of the minor had been collected and taken to Naivasha mortuary.

“The driver of the bus has recorded a statement with us while the wreck of the bus has been towed to Magumu police station for mechanical check-up,” he said.

Meanwhile police in Naivasha have arrested a woman and her son following the death of a four-year-old boy over the weekend.

The two were arrested hours after irate residents lynched their son and torched the family house after the body of the minor was found in one of the rooms.

The minor went missing on Saturday and efforts to trace him had been fruitless before the irate residents raided the house.

Naivasha deputy OCPD John Kwasa confirmed the arrests noting that the two were assisting them with investigations over the death.

“The two are accomplices to the murder of the minor who was first sexually abused and we shall arraign them in court to face various charges,” he said.

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