A Form Two student died in Homa Bay on Monday, June 7 in a head-on collision involving a motorcycle he was riding and a sedan.
Eugene Ouko, 17, died instantly in the overnight crash at Pala market in Rachuonyo North sub-county.
Ouko, a student at Saint-Bernard co-ed secondary school in Otaro, was going to “buy yogurt” at a shopping mall in Kanyadhiang when the accident happened, his family said.
The teenager had borrowed the motorbike from his neighbor, a boda boda operator in the Pala area.
Eyewitnesses said The standard the vehicle and motorcycle were moving at high speed when they collided.
Kanjira Location chief Elly Obuya said the driver of the sedan was rushed to Wagwe health center.
“He (the driver) suffered chest injuries,” Obuya said.
The impact was so severe that the vehicle’s airbags inflated and the engine compartment was completely destroyed. The two wrecks were towed to the Kendu Boy police station.
The student’s body was taken to the mortuary at the Kendu Bay Adventist Mission Hospital.
Rachuonyo Northern Sub-County Police Commander Sarah Chumo warned residents against allowing minors to drive motorcycles or vehicles.
“Children are prohibited by law from driving vehicles or driving motorcycles. I warn residents against violating this law, ”she said.