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Caleb Omwoyo mourned in peaceful demo

He died after hitting a suddenly stopped bus last Wednesday

In Summary

• They cycled from Jevanjee Gardens to Safari Park, where Caleb, 22, met his death

Cyclists hold a banner of Caleb at the spot where he died on Thika Road
Cyclists hold a banner of Caleb at the spot where he died on Thika Road
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

‘Cyclists' lives matters’ was the theme Saturday morning as cyclists from different parts of the country held a peaceful demonstration in memory of Caleb Omwoyo, who died after hitting an suddenly stopped bus on Wednesday.

The protest attracted hundreds of cyclists, who cycled from Jevanjee Gardens in CBD to Safari Park on Thika Road, where Caleb, 22, met his death.

Speaking during the protest, cyclist Peter Dawa said, “Cycling is a mode of transport like any other, it doesn’t mean I am poor. Let's embrace and respect every road user. I call upon the NTSA to introduce safe cycling lanes on our roads to encourage cycling in the country.”

Cyclists at Allsops, Thika Road
Cyclists at Allsops, Thika Road 
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Cyclist Wema Magero, seven
Cyclist Wema Magero, seven
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A crowd of cyclists raises their helmets in respect for Caleb
A crowd of cyclists raises their helmets in respect for Caleb
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A young cyclist on Thika Road
A young cyclist on Thika Road
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Cyclists mourn Caleb Omwoyo
Cyclists mourn Caleb Omwoyo
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A cyclist at Jevanjee Gardens
A cyclist at Jevanjee Gardens
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI