The Star (Nairobi)

8 January 2013

Kenya: Hit-and-Run Vehicle Kills Pedestrian At a Market in Makueni

A man died on the spot after he was knocked by a hit and run vehicle last night at a market in Makueni.Anthony Kioko was heading to his home at Kavumbu village when he was his at Kathonzweni Market.

Makueni OCPD Joshua Ole Leina said the police are looking for the driver who hit Kioko and appealed to the public to provide information on the incident.

Meanwhile, a boda boda operator was last night robbed of his motorcycle by two men who posed as customers.Stephen Mwenda said he was approached by two young men at around 6.30pm and asked to be taken to Mutulani market. He said he took them andthey exchanged their numbers before parting because they wanted to be picked from the market and taken back to Emali later.

"The two called Mwendo at around 9pm and he went to pick them as agreed," Leina said.On his way to Emali , the two intentionally dropped their bag and asked him to stop the motorcycle to pick it. But when he stopped they thugs and tied his both hands and legs with sisal before disappearing with his motorbike.

"The two robbers did not injure him and he reported the incident to the Emali police station for investigations,'" said Leina and cautioned boda boda operators to be wary of two people who want to be ferried together.

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