Government vehicle knocks a girl to death

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A 9 year old pupil on Monday died on the spot along Machakos-Wote road after a being hit by a speeding vehicle.

According to eye witnesses, the child was going home with her fellow pupils when the incident occurred.
The pupils had been allowed by their school to go home as the school was a sports day.

Vincent Maingi a bodaboda rider who witnessed the incident said that the vehicle stopped about 20 metres from the scene of the incident.

“I saw the vehicle skid before it veered off the road then stopped about 20 meters from where the child fell,” Maingi told the star newspaper.

According to eye witnesses, the vehicle belongs to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the driver was reportedly drunk when the incident occurred.

Makueni OCPD Busita Omukolongolo confirmed the incident while speaking to the star saying that they had began investigations into the incident.

“The driver is with us to record statement. whether he was drunk or not is an issue subject to investigation and confirmation by medics.”Omukongolo said

The vehicle was also taken to Makueni police station, while the body of the deceased was taken Makueni level 4 hospital.