Breaking cable electrocutes Boda Boda rider in Nyali


A Boda Boda rider died on spot at Mbungoni in Nyali Sub County after a high voltage cable electrocuted him.

Nyali Sub County Police commander Daniel  Masaba confirmed that the 26-year-old died on Wednesday night near the Mbugoni police post.

According to a police report, a cable broke and hit a nearby car before passing the current to the rider who was nearby.

His body was taken to Coast general mortuary.

Police say they are investigating the incident.

This comes less than three months after a coconut tapper was killed by an electric cable in Mathare village in Likoni sub-county.

According to eyewitnesses, the man identified as Mohamed Hamisi met his death after it started raining while he was harvesting the coconuts.

“We just saw him raising his arms in the air while screaming but when we arrived it was already too late” Shafiq Hassan, an eye witness told journalists.

Reports indicate that the deceased has been working as a coconut vendor and had arrived at the neighborhood to purchase the coconuts earlier on the fateful day.