One person died and several others were injured on Thursday in a road accident involving a school bus and motorcycle on Webuye-Bungoma Road.

According to police, the mini-bus belonging to Christ the King Primary School was en route to Bungoma from Webuye, with 28 pupils on board, when it collided with the motorcycle at Sikita Bridge. The motorcycle had allegedly entered into the wrong lane.

The motorcycle’s rider, Patrick Masinde Moti, died on the spot while the passenger, Salome Fuchaka, sustained slight injuries on the left leg and was rushed to Bungoma Referral Hospital for treatment.  The 28 pupils and their driver, John Barasa, escaped with minor injuries and were taken to Bungoma West Hospital for treatment.

The body of the deceased has since been moved to Bungoma County Referral Hospital Mortuary while the motor vehicle and motorcycle were towed to Bungoma police station awaiting inspection.

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