Eldoret-Webuye highway a death trap for pupils

Chimoi Primary School pupils walk along the Eldoret-Webuye highway as a truck drives by. The highway has become a death trap for pupils, teachers and parents. PHOTO | GERALD BWISA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • From the school’s playground, one can clearly see trucks and other vehicles going down or up the slope on the Eldoret-Webuye highway.
  • In March 2014, four pupils were among six people who died right outside the school in a grisly road crash.
  • Chimoi Primary School headteacher Mr Makokha Munialo has been a victim of a road crash at the black spot.
  • Western Traffic Enforcement Officer Evans Gitembe admitted that more interventions are needed to reduce road crashes at Chimoi.

The panoramic view of green vegetation on farms surrounding homesteads as seen from the Chimoi Primary School playground in Lwandeti Location, Kakamega County, hides the meandering highway that has been a cause of pain and misery to locals.

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