A high school teacher has been killed through a road accident in Bungoma County.
St.Luke’s Kimilili high teacher Identified has Felix Okiya was killed alongside his motorcycle driver.
The duo died on spot at Bahai on Kimilili-Misikhu road on Saturday evening at about 8pm when they were heading to Misikhu.
According to the eye witness Victor Wanjala, the two died after hitting a faulty sugarcane tractor owned by West Kenya sugar company.
“It is sad that we have lost them, among the victims is a young male teacher attached to St.Luke’s boys high school, we have lost young energetic men,” he said.
He said that the driver of the motor bike was overtaking a saloon car but due to poor visibility he hit the static tractor that had developed mechanical problems.
Kimilili OCPD Stephen Muoni said that the duo died on spot after ramming onto a stationary tractor.
“The rider and the pillion passenger died
The road is a known blackspot which has claimed the lives of many speeding residents.
The bodies were picked by police officers and taken to Dreamland hospital mortuary in Kimilili town.
According to traffic department reports, many young youths especially those engaged in transport business using motorcycles are losing their lives due to recklessness.
The report further states that majority of the drivers are quacks who haven’t undergone road safety training.
Majority of them overtake uon the spot due to the impact,” he saidsing the left handside which is very dangerous for them and their pillion passengers.
Last week Bungoma county commissioner Samwel Kimiti warned boda boda riders against over speeding during this festive season.
“Don’t drink and drive, don’t over speed it is dangerous, we need all of us to spend this Christmas and new year, your life depends on you,” he said.
Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa had this to say; It’s with profound shock and sadness for the abrupt and untimely loss of teacher Felix Okiya of St.Lukes Boys High School Kimilili through a grisly road accident along Matili- Misikhu Road.
“We’ve lost a vibrant,energetic and a very resourceful professional. My deepest sympathies to his family, St.Lukes Boys family and the entire teaching fraternity.Rest Easy MWALIMU,” he said.