Kisumu accident: Girl killed, baby injured after lorry rams into them


Awasi junction on Nairobi Kisumu Road. GOOGLE MAPS
Awasi junction on Nairobi Kisumu Road. GOOGLE MAPS

In Summary

  • The driver claims that the breaks failed forcing him to veer off the road and hit pedestrians at Awasi Market.
  • Police have since arrested him pending investigations.
  • The vehicle was towed to Ahero Police Station.

One girl died and several others including an eight-month-old baby were seriously injured after a lorry hit them on the Nairobi Kisumu highway.

The 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at Awasi Mission Hospital where eight victims had also been rushed to for treatment.

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Others were taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).

The 8-month-old baby suffered bruises and has been referred to JOOTRH for further treatment.

The driver of the lorry which was heading to Kisumu is said to have lost control of the vehicle while approaching Awasi junction.

He claims that the breaks failed forcing him to veer off the road and hit people who were standing by the road side at the busy Awasi Market.

Police have since arrested the driver of the lorry pending investigations into the Kisumu accident.

Nyando OCPD Fannuel Nasio told Citizen Digital that the vehicle was towed to Ahero Police Station.

In February this year, a student from Rapogi Mixed Secondary School died while 19 others were injured in a road accident at Kombewa, Kisumu County.

The bus belonging to Rapogi Mixed Secondary School that was involved in an accident in February. Photo/COURTESY
The bus belonging to Rapogi Mixed Secondary School that was involved in an accident in February. Photo/COURTESY

Police said the school bus veered off the road and rolled as the driver tried to avoid ramming into a Public Service Vehicle (PSV).

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