Narok: 2 boda boda riders killed in grisly accident

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 3 Jul, 2023 12:13 | 2 mins read
Boda boda motorbikes involved in an accident. Photo/Courtesy

Two boda boda riders died on the spot on Sunday, July 2, 2023, after colliding head-on along the Narok-Mau Narok Road in Narok County.

According to an OB report at Olokurto Police Station, the two riders were heading in opposite directions when they collided head-on at high speed.

The accident, which was reported under OB No 59/2/23, occurred at the Enaibelbel area, in Narok North on Sunday night at around 10 pm.

Narok County police commander Kizito Mutoro said the motorbike heading from the Narok town general direction was being ridden by a 25-year male who was carrying his 3-year-old daughter and his 22-year-old-wife.

The police boss added that the other rider had a pillion passenger aged 27 years.

The two riders died from the impact of the collision.

“The other deceased rider from the opposite direction had a pillion passenger aged 27 years. As a result of the accident, both riders were fatally injured and burnt beyond recognition,” Mutoro said.

Mutoro, who expressed concerns about the increasing number of accidents caused by boda boda operators in Narok, said the wife of the rider who perished sustained a fractured hip joint while the daughter sustained an injury on the right leg as the other pillion passenger in the second motorbike sustained injuries on the lower back.

The police boss said the survivors were rescued and rushed to Narok county hospital where they are admitted in serious condition while the riders' bodies were taken to the same hospital mortuary awaiting Post mortem.

Both motorcycles were towed to the police station yard pending inspection.

In the last 15 years, thousands of riders, their passengers and pedestrians have been killed and injured in boda boda crashes, raising public concern.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has told boda boda operators to take safety precautions seriously, especially when ferrying passengers.

NTSA ranked motorcycles as the most dangerous mode of transport in 2022. According to data, boda boda contributed to the highest number of fatalities in 2022 recording 1,209 fatalities. This is an increase compared to the 1,154 recorded in the previous year.

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