Passenger dies after jumping from boda boda before crash

Passenger dies after jumping from boda boda before crash

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A passenger died on Thursday after jumping from a boda boda as the rider tried to avoid an oncoming matatu.

The incident occurred on Kabartonjo-Kipsaraman road in Baringo North sub-county at about 8 pm.

The traveller died at the scene, said Baringo North OCPD Chemongis Ndiema.

Ndiema said that after evading the matatu, the rider ended up crashing into a rail at a sharp corner in the Kapken area.

“All the matatu passengers were okay but the boda boda was wrecked. Thank God the rider survived,” said Ndiema.

The rider – Kipruto Kipkemei – was taken to Baringo County Referral Hospital, where doctors said he sustained head and hand injuries but was stable.

“I was negotiating a sharp corner when I saw a speeding vehicle about to hit us. My client jumped off the boda boda while I was trying to avoid it. I found myself in hospital.”

The deceased’s family blamed the rider and the owner of the matatu and asked police to speedily arrest them.

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