Students injured in road crash on Kitale-Eldoret highway

Road crash

Bikeke OCS Pius Ndunda clears traffic at Gatua area along Kitale-Eldoret highway following a road crash on June 24, 2024.

Photo credit: Evans Jaola | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Tuktuk driver was attempting to evade hitting a boy riding a bicycle
  • Students and the tuktuk driver are receiving treatment in hospital.

Six students of St Teresa Bikeke Boys High School were involved in a road crash that claimed the life of one person on Monday in Gatua area along the Kitale-Eldoret highway .

The head-on crash involved a transit lorry that was coming from Kitale town and a tuktuk which was ferrying students who were heading home for the mid-term break.

Eyewitnesses told Nation.Africa that the tuktuk driver was attempting to evade hitting a boy riding a bicycle when he was hit by the lorry. 

The boy who was riding the bicycle died on the spot. The bicycle's brakes are suspected to have failed.

The students and the tuktuk driver are receiving treatment at the Kitale County Referral Hospital.

Distressed parents have thronged the facility to check on the condition of their children.

Police officers, led by Bikeke OCS Pius Ndunda, had a difficult time clearing traffic on the busy highway after the crash.