Four occupants of a saloon car, including veteran KBC producer Beatrice Kevogo, died Tuesday morning (December 15) after their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry in Rongo, Migori County.
Rongo Sub-County Commander Peter Okiring told KBC that the 'offending' lorry driver was overtaking another vehicle when it rammed head-on against the oncoming saloon car, killing all the occupants of the personal car on the spot. The incident happened at 11:45am.
Okiring said among the four persons who died in the crash include Kevogo and her two relatives Kevin Chweya Engoke (the driver) and Anne Alivitsa.
Alphine Auma Odongo, who fellowships at Kevogo’s church, was the fourth occupant who succumbed to her injuries.
Okiring says an investigation into how the accident occurred is ongoing, with witnesses claiming the lorry was speeding, leading to the deadly crash.
Bodies of Kevogo and her co-occupants were taken to Rosewood Hospital mortuary in Rongo Town.
Kevogo’s son, Presley Sagala, 31, told KBC that the journalist was travelling to Hamisi from Migori Town, when the crash occurred.
“Mum was going to pick her mother, who is my grandmother, and travel with her to Kitale, where mum’s brother, my uncle, stays,” said Sagala.
Kevogo, a veteran producer, worked as the religious programmes creative at KBC. Some of her productions, include: ‘Mwamba wa Baraka’ and ‘ Safari ya Bibilia’.