A woman lost her life while several residents of Kimilili town sustained minor injuries following a road accident involving a police land cruiser.
Awoman died while several residents of Kimilili town sustained injuries following a road accident involving a police land cruiser.
Locals said that the police vehicle lost control while pursuing a boda boda rider. The land cruiser rammed into a motorcycle which later landed into a ditch, hitting a pedestrian on the spot.
Margaret Ndicho, a vegetable vendor and other victims were moved to Kimilili sub-county hospital for emergency treatment where she succumbed to the injuries.
Her body was later moved to Lugulu mission hospital morgue and the land cruiser was towed to Kimilili police station. The driver of the police vehicle was identified as Gilbert Wanjala.
According to police reports at Kimilili Police Station, the incident was registered on OB XX/28/6/2021
"A fatal crash involving a police land cruiser happened at 1930hrs on 28/6/2021 at Kimilili town along Kimilili Chwele road. On reaching at the area, the driver (PC Moses Amalemba) never stick to his side and hit a motorbike registration KMFP 613 G TVs star," the OB report read in part.
Kimilili Constituency is based in Bungoma County where curfew time commenced at 7pm to 4am to contain the spread of Covid-19 disease in hotspot regions.
Area legislator Didmus Barasa condemned the incident accusing the security officers of using excessive force on innocent citizens.
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