Rider Dies & MCA Rushed to Hospital After Grisly Accident

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    The aftermath of the accident involving a Western Kenya MCA on Friday night, September 26, 2020
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  • A legislator was rushed to hospital after he was involved in a grisly accident with a boda boda rider.

    Kabras East MCA Lazaro Luchebelili collided with the rider on Friday night, September 25, at around 10 p.m. 

    Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and former area Senator Boni Khalwale confirmed the accident.

    The rider unfortunately died and his body was rushed to a nearby morgue. 

    Wreckage of a car at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
    Wreckage of a car at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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    "The MCA is currently under treatment in hospital. I wish him well and a quick recovery. 

    "Sadly, the motorcyclist is dead. May you all summon the strength to bear this unfortunate incident," Khalwale stated.

    Oparanya further sent his condolences to the family of the bereaved and also sent his wishes to the hospitalised legislator. 

    The government has been sprucing up measures to reduce accidents that claim thousands of lives in Kenya each year.

    On Wednesday, September 23, it launched the Nurse in Hand Highway Emergency Response Centre at Delamare, Naivasha. 

    Nurse in Hand is a mobile and web-based accident and emergency response platform that has geo-mapped Kenya’s accident and emergency response ecosystem.

    In case of an emergency, it activates the platform which then alerts the registered paramedics found within the geo-mapped area as well as classified hospitals. The project was piloted along the Northern Corridor famous for grisly road accidents. 

    The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the National Police Service (NPS) are also expected to heighten crackdowns on PSV and other motorists to reduce road carnage. 

    An NTSA survey conducted in early 2020 indicated that there is a 6.9% increase in road accident-related deaths, copared to the previous period in 2019, with the majority of casualties being pedestrians, motorcycle riders and their passengers.

    Matatu's wreckage at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
    Matatu's wreckage at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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