Motorcyclists protest killing of their own by security van

Motorcyclists protest killing of their own by security van

Activities were paralyzed in Bungoma town after hundreds of Boda boda operators took to the streets to protesting the killing of their colleague by a security firm van.

The deceased is said to have been ferrying customer from Kanduyi to Bungoma town when the accident occurred.

The passenger suffered major injuries as she broke her limbs and is now admitted at the Bungoma Referral Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

The youth blocked the busy Kanduyi – Bungoma road accusing police of trying to conceal evidence.

They accused police of colluding with the security firm to hide crucial details of the accident that would be crucial to pursuing justice.

The demonstrations saw heated confrontations between the police officers and the boda boda operators in what the riders termed as incomplete investigations.

Bungoma youth leader David Wakoli condemned the incident saying that the officer who tried to conceal the evidence of the accident must be held responsible.

He said that the law must take its course to ensure the operator who died is compensated.

Police officers had a rough time trying to contain the irate youth who were chanting anti-police slogans and accusing them of always blocking justice.

Bungoma South OCPD Kirunya Limbitu assured the operators of thorough investigation to establish the cause of the accident.

This comes less than a week after five people, including three children from the same family, died while two others sustained serious injuries after the vehicle they were traveling in lost control and rolled several times near River Yala, along the Kilingili-Khwisero road in Western region.

The children were returning home from a funeral in Kakamega when they met with the tragedy.

Bungoma County has experienced a series of accident over the past two weeks and the residents now want the traffic police to ensure drivers observe the set laws to curb road carnage.