Three school-going pupils who were killed by a speeding matatu on September 2 were finally laid to rest in a tearful ceremony on Saturday Sept 10 at their home in Kandwia Village, Mwingi North.
The speeding matatu commonly known as “Itumba” veered off the road and crashed Abednego Ngumbau Musyoki 12, Josephat Muthui Musyoki, 10 and Lucy Kavutha Musyoki, 5 to death while on a mad rush for passengers.
An incident that sparked an outcry by local residents who retaliated by burning the vehicle to ashes together with another that ply the same route.
“At the emotional burial ceremony was an eight-year-old Mwende Musyoki who had survived the accident but had her left leg amputated leaving her unable to walk to school or perform other chores.” The Nation reported.
Local leaders present at the funeral raised questions on why the National Transport and Safety Authority had not confiscated licenses of the two vehicles which have been causing rampant road accidents in the past.
They called on the residents to boycott travelling in these vehicles saying they were perpetuating impunity, intolerance and indiscipline on the road.
They once again called on the authorities to punish these rogue companies that own the fleet of vehicles causing rampant road carnage in the area and declare them unroadworthy.
Local leaders present were Kyuso Ward MCA Ms. Angeline Mbula and her Mumomi counterpart, Mr. Titus Kasinga.
Source: Nairobi News