Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Migori tragedy: County holds requiem mass for accident victims

It was a day of pain as 11 victims of Migori accident began their final journey.

On 8th April a lorry in transit from Nairobi to Isbania lost control and rammed into parked motorbikes and vehicles.

Seven people died on the spot while others were rushed to Migori Sub County Hospital.

Five died at the hospital having suffered serious injuries raising the death troll to 11.

We will consult with the relevant authorities on road safety and if possible erect bumps to ensure our roads are safe

Governor Ochillo

Ahead of the burials, Migori county government organized a requiem mass after settling all their bills.

However there were 11 coffins and same number of coffins as two bodies were yet to be identified.

Migori Governor Dr. Ochilo Ayacko while mourning with the county residents affirmed that the county has engaged forensic assistance from the national government to help identify the bodies.

Ochilo called upon the county residents to spread the information and report any missing persons in order to identify the two bodies.

Restructuring town setting

The Governor assured of collaboration with the national government to seek a way forward on how to restructure the busy Kisii Isebania highway.

“We will consult with the relevant authorities on road safety and if possible erect bumps to ensure our roads are safe”, said Ochilo.

Ochilo also affirmed that the county will have a consultative forum with the transport sector on how they will be relocated from the Migori downtown.

This will be aided towards reducing the congestion in the town centre and endangering the lives of pedestrians.

“I am asking for corporations from the transport sector on how we can relocate them from operating along the Migori road to avoid unnecessary road accidents”, said Ochilo.

He said that his administration is prepared to act accordingly to ensure that the lives of the residents are not endangered.

 Migori County Governor Dr Ochilo Ayacko during the requiem mass for the victims that perished in a road accident on April 8 at Migori County Stadium. Photo; Polycarp Ochieng,LRB

Migori County Commissioner David Gitonga said that the government will immediately swing into action to ensure road users adhere to the road rules and regulations.

He said that the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) were already on the road to enforce the road regulations.

The Commissioner called upon the motorists to observe road safety to minimize accidents.

The requiem mass was conducted by the Revenant Ruben Katite from the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK)-Malindi Diocese.

The county government covered all the funeral expenses for the victims.

Polycarp Ochienghttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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