A Bodaboda Man Dies After Being Knocked Down by a Cane Tractor
Written by Moses Omollo on October 15, 2021
Police in Uriri are investigating the death of a 35 year old bodaboda operator who was allegedly knocked down by a cane tractor near Luoro mixed day secondary school along Oyani-Maasai road.
According to Migori police commander Mark Wanjala who spoke to Sky FM over the matter, the deceased who has been identified as John Samoti is alleged to have been hit by the cane tractor leaving him dead. He said that the deceased has been taken to Migori referral hospital mortuary for autopsy even as investigation into the matter continues.
This however comes as over 20 cases of accidents involving cane tractors have been reported along various roads in the county. This also comes just two weeks after 4 people perished and several others injured in a road accident near Kokuro trading centre along Rongo-Awendo road after a Nissan Matatu hit a stalled cane tractor.
The police commander has however expressed fear over the high number of accident cases being witnessed and recorded involving cane tractors along various roads in the county, summoning all the sugar milling company managements especially that of Sony Sugar and Sukari industry to ensure that they adhere to the directive which requires their tractors never to operate at night as from 6:00 PM to 6;00 AM since they do not have lights and might lead to more deaths along the roads which must be discouraged by all means possible.
He added that they have commenced a crackdown into the matter and whoever will be found will face full force of the law, as he asked security forces from all the sub counties to enforce the directive to help save the lives of the residents.