Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

7 Children Die In A Road Accident

Seven children and a woman died in an accident on the Kakaemga-Mumias road on Wednesday 29th Dec, 2010. The driver of the pick-up was driving carelessly. Fifteen other people were seriously injured and admitted to Kakamega provincial Genral Hospital. Mr. Omija a police officer who also witnessed the accident reported to the police chief. The pick-up rolled several times near River Sasala when the driver lost control. The pick-up was ferrying 25 children & the woman from Shibuye where they had gone for a church function. The driver who was 24 yrs of age was arrested and arraigned in court for careless driving. Mr. Omija urged the public to observer traffic rules. Pick-ups & lorries are meant for transporting goods & not human beings." he said. Luckily 3 children were injured.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Shinyalu, Kakamega, Kenya
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