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Bodaboda Operator Who Rode From Kerugoya To Naivasha To Visit Girlfriend Crashed To Death

A motorcycle operator who rode from Kerugoya to Naivasha to visit his girlfriend was on Sunday night crashed by a speeding trailer along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

The 30-year-old died on the spot while the trailer sped off from the scene as cases of fatal road accidents involving the operators continue to rise.

Three weeks ago, three operators were hit and killed by motorists along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in three different cases.

In the latest incident, the operator had driven from Kerugoya over 200kms when the accident occurred near Maili Mbili center along the busy road.

A driver of a matatu Abel Mwaura said that the operator had been overtaking a fleet of vehicles before he was hit by the trailer.

“The driver of the trailer did not realize that he had hit the operator and sped off leaving the man to bleed to death,” he said.

Meanwhile, a group of passengers heading to Nairobi from Nakuru were on Sunday subjected to a three hour horror ordeal after a group of thugs carjacked a Nissan matatu there were travelling in.

The thugs who were allegedly armed with a gun and other crude weapons robbed the passengers before dumping them in the suburbs of Naivasha town.

The four thugs who had boarded the matatu in Nakuru town later fled the scene before the shaken passengers reported the matter to Naivasha police station.

The incident came barely a fortnight after another group of thugs carjacked another matatu near Kinale forest on the same highway and robbed the passengers.

A passenger only identified as Ibrahim narrated how one of the thugs called on the driver to allow him to take a call of nature before turning against him.

He said that the driver was ordered out of his seat and the vehicle was driven off the highway where they were beaten and robbed during the 11pm incident.

“The thugs even had the guts to transfer all the cash in our Mpesa to their phones before escaping with all our personal effects and cash,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that in the carjacking cases no suspects had been arrested.

“We are following up the carjacking case while in the accident case the body was collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

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