Two people killed, police vehicle burnt down in Kirinyaga – VIDEO


Two people killed, police vehicle burnt down in Kirinyaga - VIDEO
The police vehicle involved in the road accident on the Kutus--Kianyaga road on August 26, 2019 . PHOTO| JOHNSON MUREITHI

In Summary

  • The boda boda carrying two passengers was trying to overtake another car when it rammed into the oncoming police vehicle at Rwambiti area on the Kutus--Kianyaga road.
  • Confirming the 8pm incident, Gichugu Deputy OCPD Afred Ng'eno said the boda boda rider died on the spot, while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital where the third victim is undergoing treatment.

Two people died and another was seriously injured on Sunday night in a road accident involving a police vehicle and boda boda in Kirinyaga County.

The boda boda carrying two passengers was trying to overtake another car when it rammed into the oncoming police vehicle at Rwambiti area on the Kutus–Kianyaga road.

Confirming the 8pm incident, Gichugu Deputy OCPD Afred Ng’eno said the boda boda rider died on the spot, while one of the passengers succumbed to injuries at Kerugoya Hospital where the third victim is undergoing treatment.

Following the accident, angry boda boda riders and locals torched the Kianyaga Police Station vehicle.

The deputy OCPD blamed the boda boda rider for the fatal crash, insisting that he was drunk during the accident.

He added that a hunt had been launched for the locals who set the police car on fire.

“We will arrest the suspects, we have their names,” Ng’eno said.

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