A lorry which was transporting cooking oil and soap products by Bidco Oil firm lost control and plunged into River Iguhu in Kakamega County on Thursday, November 16.
The lorry’s turn boy died on the spot, while the driver was rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital after sustaining serious injuries following the accident, which occurred on the Kisumu-Kakamega road.
According to eye witnesses, the lorry driver, who was heading to Kakamega from Kisumu, lost control of the vehicle and careened off the road as he was trying to avoid ramming into an oncoming car. The lorry crashed into a river.
Lurambi lawmaker, Titus Khamala, who visited the accident scene, blamed the crash on a lack of proper signage on the road.
“I would want the constructor, who won the bid to build this road, to place proper signage and reflectors. At night, it is nearly-impossible for motorists to know where the road leads to. I also urge motorists to be careful on the roads,” said Mr Khamala.
Residents of Iguhu and other motorists put their perceived political inclination to the Opposition aside and ignored the National Super Alliance’s call to boycott products by Bidco. They, instead, opted to “loot” oil products and soap from the lorry.