St Anthony High Student among Three Killed In Kitale-Eldoret Road Accident

A high school student, motor vehicle mechanic and a boda boda rider have died following a tragic road accident that occurred in the Maili Saba area along the Kitale-Eldoret highway.

The three who were heading towards Kitale direction were hit by a speeding lorry that was heading in the opposite direction.

They all died on the spot.

Reports indicate that the killed student was reporting back to St. Anthony’s High School, Kitale after a one-week half-term break.

John Kidula, the Nyumba Kumi chairperson in the area told Uasin Gishu News that the three victims of the accident were on the same motorbike heading to Kitale town.

It is very sad that the residents of Waitaluk and Sirende wards have lost three potential young men in this accident. We are in deep mourning because of the unfortunate accident,” Kidula said.

The Nyumba Kumi chairperson noted that the accident could have been avoided if the road had some speed bumps.

Expand Eldoret-Kitale highway

He further called on the government through the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Public Works as well as the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), to expand the Eldoret-Kitale highway and to erect bumps along the busy road.

We ask the Roads Cabinet Secretary and KeNHA to immediately expand this road. We also ask that bumps be erected so that we prevent further accidents,” Kidula appealed.

Similar sentiments had earlier been shared by Kwanza Constituency Member of Parliament Ferdinand Wanyonyi.

The road from Kitale to Maili Tisa is very narrow such that even overtaking a vehicle is very dangerous and because of that, the government should take urgent measures to expand it so that we don’t lose lives through road accidents,” Wanyonyi said on Sunday at an ACK Diocese of Kitale fundraising service.

Simatwet, Kapkoi and Kwa Muthoni along the Kitale-Eldoret highway are marked black spot areas.

Several lives have been lost and others injured.

The three bodies have since been taken to Kitale County Referral Hospital morgue.

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