Written by John Kabaka
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The Police lorry from Butere police Division and the small car that was hit killing the driver at Khayega market of Kakamega County. Photo | John Kabaka
A driver of a car ferrying passengers from Khayega to Kakamega died on the spot when a police lorry rammed into the small vehicle ‘”Maruti/Town service” head on.
The police lorry belonging to Butere police division from Kakamega was speeding highly when the accident occurred.
The driver of the lorry GK 008 was said to be drunk when the accident occurred and was believed to have lost control going on the opposite lane where the small car was coming from. He had a lady in the lorry whom residents alleged to be his loved one.
“He was making love as he drove, drunk with the lady with him in the lorry something that I think made him lose control killing one innocent person and injuring others, one wonders if those would not have waited,” a resident lamented.
Before hitting the maruti, the lorry initially hit another car by side.
The driver of the passenger’s vehicle by the name Chris died on the spot with his head, legs and hands broken.
Angry mob wanted to set the lorry ablaze but was rescued by the police who came to the scene immediately.
They though hit the windscreen of lorry with stones making cracks on it due to their anger.
The injured were rushed to the Kakamega general hospital for medical attention.
The resident urged the police to be more alert and just wondered on how he who maintains law and order could go against the oath he took to commit such a huge mistake.
It is near the same area that another police lorry belonging kakamega police station was involved in an accident injuring ten police officers.
The officers were heading to St. Augustine Mukumu boys boarding primary when its two dormitories was burning.
Somber mood has now engulfed Musanda village where the late driver is said to come from.
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