The Star (Nairobi)

7 March 2014

Kenya: MP Donates Coffins for 8

LUGARI MP Ayub Savula yesterday said he will provide coffins for all the eight people who died in a road accident along Eldoret-Busia highway a week ago.

Savula said he will also meet part of the funeral expenses. The eight, among them, six pupils of Chimoi Primary School, died when a tractor fell on them after it was involved in an accident with a canter ferrying stones.

The driver of the tractor died at Webuye Subcounty Hospital where he had been admitted in critical condition. "This is a big loss to the people of Lugari because the dead were innocent children who were headed home for lunch," he said.

Savula asked the government to erect bumps at the steep cliff of the highway between Chomoi and Kaburengu to minimize accidents.

He said the government should build a detour between the two points for heavy tracks using the highway to bypass the black spot.

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