Teacher dies, students injured following a road accident

A teacher at Cheptais Boys High School has died and students injured following a road accident that occurred along Lwakhakha-Chwele road, Sirisia Constituency.

According to the County Director of Education, Jacob Onyiego, the accident occurred early on Tuesday morning when the students were going for a bench marking trip to Kapsabet Boys’ High School, after the driver lost control of the bus they were travelling in.

Onyiego said the bus was carrying 34 students, 23 teachers and four workers.

An eyewitness, Paul Sifuna said the driver lost control after a bodaboda cyclist abruptly crossed the road a few metres in front of the bus prompting the driver to apply emergency breaks before it overturned.

Onyiego said most students complained of chests pain and bruises and were treated at Sirisia sub-county hospital but serious cases were rushed to Bungoma West Hospital for specialized treatment.

Source: Kenya News Agency