A Voi-based traffic police officer died instantly after being hit by a Bus belonging to Mash Poa Company at Ndara area in Voi sub-county along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi Highway on Thursday.
The 4 am accident occurred after the overlapping Mombasa-bound bus lost control while avoiding colliding head-on with an oncoming vehicle.
The bus went off road and smashed the traffic officer standing by the roadblock, Confirmed County Traffic Commander, Michael Muriithi, adding the officer died instantly.
Muriithi said the driver was arrested and arraigned in court on charges of causing death through dangerous driving.
We sadly lost an officer through that accident. The bus went off the road and hit him. We were unable to save him, he said.
He said the bus was impounded and driven to Voi Police Station but later released, adding road users should always exercise caution at all times.
The tragedy comes a month after four Saccos in the region asked police Inspector General to remove two road blocks along Voi-Mwatate-Wundanyi road that were manned by Administration Police officers, whom they accused of corruption.
Source: Kenya News Agency