Accident claims pupil life
08 June 2012, 18:56
A class six pupil died on the spot after she was hit by an over
speeding Nissan matatu at Miruriri market in Igoji area in Imenti South
District of Meru County.
Igoji civic leader John Paul Kireria
said the accident occurred at around 6pm when the girl was hit by the
vehicle that was traveling from Nairobi towards Meru town while
crossing the road near Miruriri Market.
"The deceased Joy
Karwitha who was a pupil at Miruriri primary school was coming from the
nearby Kathigu factory after delivering coffee berries together with
other children when the accident occurred," said the civic leader.
He said the other children had already crossed the road and the
deceased was trying to catch-up with them before looking sideways when
the tragedy occurred accident occurred.
He said the body was
removed to Meru level-5 Hospital mortuary for postmortem analysis and
urged all the road users to ensure they adhere to the road traffic
rules in order to avoid unnecessary accident
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