Bondo: Two school girls dead, three injured in morning hit-and-run accident
- Two school girls dead while three others were seriously injured following a fatal accident after they were hit by a speeding vehicle on Thursday morning at Rakoro village along Bondo-Ndori road.
- The vehicle and fled the scene while the villagers who witnessed the incident rushed the injured to the hospital and on arrival Auma was pronounced dead on arrival.
Two school girls died while three others were seriously injured after they were hit by a speeding vehicle on Thursday morning at Rakoro village on the Bondo-Gobei road.
Tyra Judith, a class three pupil at Gobei primary school died on the spot while Lizzy Auma, a Form Three student at Gobei Secondary School died at while receiving treatment at the Bondo sub-county hospital.
It is reported that the driver of the Toyota Probox, in an attempt to flee the scene, rammed into a group of other students; Maryanne Adhiambo, a Form Four student, Beatrice Achieng a Form One student both from Goibei Secondary and Norah Akinyi a standard six pupil at Goibei Primary.
They all sustained serious injuries and are admitted at the Bondo sub-county hospital.
According to Ajigo sub-location Assistant Chief Emily Awimbo, Judith and Norah were walking while the other three were on a motorbike when the Probox veered off the road and rammed into them separately.
“The vehicle which was carrying several crates of eggs lost control and swerved off the road before it hit the girls who were on their way to school,” Awimbo said.
She noted that the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene while the villagers who witnessed the incident rushed the injured to the hospital.
Police have launched a manhunt for the driver.
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