2 West Pokot students killed after vehicle rolls into ditch

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Two students died on Kapenguria-Sekerr road in West Pokot County on January 8, 2020, after a vehicle rolled into a ditch.
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Two students died on Kapenguria-Sekerr road in West Pokot County on January 8, 2020, after a vehicle rolled into a ditch.

Two students were killed in an accident on the Kapenguria-Sekerr road in West Pokot County on Wednesday.

The 14 and 17-year-olds had been heading to Mtelo Girls’ and Sekerr secondary schools when the accident occurred.

The vehicle they boarded veered off the road and rolled into a ditch, as the driver ascended the sharp Sekerr kills.

“The pick-up they boarded was overloaded and had a mechanical problem. That is why it could not go up the sharp hill,” West Pokot Base Commander Elijah Teeka said, and urged drivers to be cautious.

A third passenger, a teacher at Sekerr Secondary School, was taken to Kapenguria Referral Hospital with serious injuries.

Mr Teeka said the 17-year-old girl was the teacher’s relative.

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