November 23rd 2017

Society / Education

Tragedy as KCPE candidate is hit while celebrating Uhuru win

According to his Mother Beatrice Wacera Chege, the boy who is currently admitted at St. Mary’s hospital in Gilgil is still unconscious and already has a fractured left leg, hand and bruises on both legs.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comThursday, 02 Nov 2017 22:22 EAT

As KCPE examinations ended today, a family in Nakuru was thrown the joy of declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as President elect yesterday turned tragic for a family in Mchanganyiko estate in Bahati Nakuru after their 14 year old KCPE candidate was hit by a lorry.

Samson Kamonde Chege- a candidate at Lenana primary school in Nakuru town was hit by a lorry that was mounted with powerful music system at around 6.40pm.

He was among hundreds of Mchanganyiko residents who poured into the streets to celebrate Jubilee victory. Kamonde was picked by good Samaritans who rushed him to hospital immediately.

According to his Mother Beatrice Wacera Chege, the boy who is currently admitted at St. Mary’s hospital in Gilgil is still unconscious and already has a fractured left leg, hand and bruises on both legs.

Wacera who is a peasant farmer in the area said that she is confused at the moment because she is not sure if her son will sit for the exams which kicked off this morning. In a telephone interview, Wacera said that she has already informed the school administration about the incident and was yet to know the next cause of action.

She called on Jubilee elected leaders in Nakuru County to assist her meet the medical cost as she is poor and has no dependant. This comes at a time when many people are reported to have lost their mobile phones to pick pockets who took advantage of the jubilant crowd to steal especially within the Nakuru central business district.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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