A Boda Boda operator in Bungoma was today Wednesday 19th May electrocuted to death by an electric cable.
The cable had been lying on the ground after a Kenya Power pole was knocked down by a vehicle the previous evening according to the Nation.
The incident occurred in the Siritanyi region of Kanduyi, on the Malaba-Eldoret highway, where Boda Boda operators are known to wash their bikes.
Resident and Boda Boda operators decided to demonstrate blocking the main highway causing huge traffic. The demonstrations were however halted by the police after about one hour by teargas dispersing the protestors.
The residents were claiming that KPLC was to be blamed for the incident since they were informed earlier and they even arrived at the scene but they did nothing.
Later, the body of the deceased was transported to the Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary.
Wilson Nanga, the police chief of Bungoma South, appealed for calm and vowed that the incident will be investigated.
The case has been forwarded to the Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority for further investigation, according to Kenya Power Bungoma County business manager Eric Langat.
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