TRAGEDY

Two Webuye teachers killed in road accident at Ravine area

Knut official says deaths a huge blow to teaching fraternity.

In Summary

• Deputy headteacher Mukhuyu Primary School Gladys Mate and Mary Litunya of Webuye P.A.G were travelling to Nairobi to mark the KCPE exams.

• The accident involved a North Rift matatu they were travelling in and a transit goods trailer that was coming from Nakuru heading to Eldoret.

Mary Litunya of Webuye P.A.G Primary School who died in a road accident on Friday night.
Mary Litunya of Webuye P.A.G Primary School who died in a road accident on Friday night.
Image: BRIAN OJAMAA
The vehicle belonging to Ndivisi Ward MCA Martin Pepela that was involved in a road crash at Makhese area on Saturday night
The vehicle belonging to Ndivisi Ward MCA Martin Pepela that was involved in a road crash at Makhese area on Saturday night
Image: BRIAN OJAMAA

Two teachers from Webuye in Bugoma East died in a road accident at Ravine along the Eldoret - Nakuru highway. 

Deputy headteacher Mukhuyu Primary School Gladys Mate and Mary Litunya of Webuye P.A.G were travelling to Nairobi to mark the KCPE exams on Friday night.

The accident involved a North Rift matatu they were travelling in and a transit goods trailer that was coming from Nakuru heading to Eldoret.

Police said that the driver of the trailer tried to overtake another trailer and rammed into the Nissan that was on the climbing lane.

Several teachers were injured and are currently undergoing medication in several hospitals.

The driver of the Nissan survived with minor injuries while the two teachers who were seated in the front seat of the Nissan died on the spot.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers Bungoma East secretary Aggrey Namisi said that the deaths were a big blow to the teaching fraternity, parents and pupils in the area.

“We would like to convey our condolences to the bereaved families and wish a quick recovery to the injured ones,” he said.

Speaking to the Star on the phone, Namisi said that the two teachers were always disciplined, dedicated to their work and they taught pupils with diligent.

The unionist asked the North Rift shuttle sacco management to employ at least two drivers for one route so that they can have enough time to relax.

Lydia Wanaswa, a teacher at Webuye DEB, said that she taught with Litunya for over twenty years and she was a very jovial teacher who was loved by most of her students.

The bodies were taken to a Bungoma hospital mortuary.

In a separate incident, Ndivisi Ward MCA Martin Pepela was also involved in a road crash at Makhese area along the Webuye Kitale road on Saturday night.

The MCA sustained minor injuries and was rushed to Webuye county hospital where he is receiving medication.