Driver arrested for running over turn boy


A Truck-driver is been held by police in Awendo Sub-County after allegedly running over his turn boy and killing him on the spot.

The accident occurred in Ranem area just after they left the Ranem weighbridge.

According to an eye-witness, Mr Onyango, the driver panicked after the incidence and was trying to escape when members of the public and the police trailed him to a sugarcane plantation and arrested him.

He fell down and was crushed to death with the tractor. He died instantly,” added Onyango.

Awendo OCPD Mary Musyoka confirmed the incidence added that the driver was arrested after members of the public and witnesses confirmed that the deceased and the suspect had left the weighbridge together just a few minutes before.

The body of the turnboy was taken to Rosewood mortuary awaiting postmortem and is yet to be identified.

The driver, one Ouma Jawuoche denied crushing the turnboy and was taken to Awendo police station for further interrogations after which he will be charged in court after investigations are completed.

“The driver is being held at Awendo Police Station while the body of the turnboy has been taken to Rosewood Hospital Mortuary in Rongo awaiting postmortem examinations,” said Mrs Musyoka.

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