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Three Family Members Perish in Road Accident

10 April 2012, 13:54 Tony Ndungu Karomo

Three members of the same family perished in a grisly road accident yesterday along the Isiolo-Ruiri-Meru road in Buuri District of Meru County after they were hit by an over speeding school bus.

Confirming the incident today, area Deputy OCPD Joel Chebii said the 3 family members died on the spot after they were crushed by Igembe Boys High school bus registration No. KBG 572C at around 7pm when the fatal accident was reported by police patrol.

The Deputy OCPD said the deceased included motorcycle rider Josephat Mwirigi, his wife Joyce Kathure and their sister-in-law Eunice Gacheri.

He said the accident occurred at Kwa Koome area near Ruiri Market noting that nobody was injured from the bus had been allegedly hired by wananchi heading towards Meru from Isiolo.

The Deputy OCPD says the driver to the bus is currently being held at Meru Police Station for interrogation as the bodies of the deceased await postmortem analysis at Meru Level Five Hospital Mortuary.

The Deputy Police boss has cautioned riders and drivers to be keen on traffic rules especially during this festive Easter season to avoid road accidents.


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