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Cop covering general ogolla’s death dies in an accident in siaya

Cop covering general ogolla’s death dies in an accident in siaya

 

 

A police officer who was among a group deployed to cover the funeral event of Chief of Defence Forces Gen Francis Ogolla died in an accident near the site on Sunday.

Police said the constable Sydney Sarro was on Ngiya-Nyangoma road at Nyangoma shopping center when the accident happened.

He was on a police vehicle and he and his colleagues were proceeding on burial coverage of late Gen Ogola when he jumped from the said motor vehicle.

As a result of the accident, he sustained head injuries and was rushed to Siaya county referral hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

 

The body was moved to the same facility morgue awaiting autopsy.

Gen Ogolla was buried at a ceremony at his home in an event attended by among others President William Ruto.

In the same area, a soldier attached to Kenya Air Force died in a road accident around Nyamonye area along Bondo-Usenge road on Sunday night.

Paytone Mitch Opiyo died alongside a motorcyclist Richard Omondi after a head-on collision involving two motorcycles, police said.

 

 

Siaya County Police Commander Cleti Kimaiyo, said the soldier was riding a motorcycle while carrying his brother Felix Opiyo and were heading towards Bondo from Usenge.

On reaching the location of the accident, he collided head-on with an oncoming motorcycle.

The soldier who is said to have been off duty and the other rider both died on the spot.

 

 

Police say fatal accidents are on the rise and reckless driving is among the cause of the trend.

Statistics indicate that 32 percent of road accident fatalities involve boda boda riders, while pedestrians account for 38 percent of fatalities on Kenyan roads.

Recent data from National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) show that at least 1,213 people have been killed in road accidents in the past three months.

Pedestrians account for the largest number of fatalities at 445, followed by motorcyclists at 285 and passengers at 259. According to the data captured between January and April 3, pillion (motorcycle) passengers came fourth at 103 followed by drivers (99) and pedal cyclists (24).

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