A form one student from Kisumu boys high school perished in a road accident and others left injured while proceeding home after a short term school closure yesterday evening.
According to the witness who managed to speak to the press, the accident occurred when a matatu rammed into an over speeding saloon car.
The student who was set to graduate to form two next month, died on the spot when a saloon car they were on board collided head on with a matatu at Muhoroni-koru junction.
Oluoch’s mother, Mrs. Awino said her husband , George Odongo , had called his son before the accident.
The son allegedly assured the parent he is safe coming home.
” We were shocked to learn that our son had died in the accident , we saw the pictures on Facebook and it his elder brother who notified us, ” said a tearful mother.
The driver of the Saloon car, a mechanic at moshi garage in Kisumu only identified as Ndeko, was also pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The driver of the matatu and his passengers were admitted to hospital to hospital with injuries.
The witness also noted that it was raining at this time of the accident and investigators are considering whether visibility might have been a contributing factor.
The body of the student was taken to Kisumu referral hospital mortuary.