Families bury three pupils killed by matatu
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.
Kyuso Knut executive secretary Kambua Musee (L), Kandwai Primary School head teacher Manzia Muthui and pupils at the funeral on Saturday