Fam­i­lies bury three pupils killed by matatu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Three chil­dren run over by a matatu on Septem­ber 2 in Kyuso, Ki­tui county, as they walked to school were buried on Satur­day.

A joint fu­neral ser­vice was held at Kand­wia AIC church.

The speed­ing matatu veered off the road as it tried to over­take an­other in a mad rush for pas­sen­gers, and ploughed into a group of school­child­ren.

It hit and killed Josephat Musyoki, 10, his five-year-old sis­ter Lucy Musyoki and neigh­bour Abed­nego Musyoki, 12.

Josephat’s other sis­ter, eight-yearold Mwende Musyoki, sur­vived but her badly in­jured leg had to be am­pu­tated.

An­gry res­i­dents who gath­ered at the scene torched the two mata­tus, but pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers es­caped.

At the fu­neral, lead­ers con­demned care­less mo­torists and asked the NTSA to hold to ac­count the matatu own­ers. They urged res­i­dents to stop us­ing the rogue mata­tus.

/MUSEMBI NZENGU

Kyuso Knut ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Kam­bua Musee (L), Kand­wai Pri­mary School head teacher Manzia Muthui and pupils at the fu­neral on Satur­day

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