DP Ruto’s convoy involved in accident, leaving one dead

Eye witness reveals worrying details, alleges DP's security blocked good samaritans from picking the victim's body

File image of DP Ruto’s leaving a public function

An accident involving Deputy President William Ruto’s convoy has left one person dead.

Police reports indicate that a vehicle in the DP’s convoy knocked down a seven-year-old boy, leaving him with serious injuries.

Citizen TV's publication edaily quoted an eye witness recounting that DP’s handlers prevented members of the public who wanted to assist the vitim and instead placed the class one pupil by the roadside after the accident.

“After knocking down the boy, security personnel of the deputy president prevented a Good Samaritan from picking him up. They, instead, placed him on the roadside. He had serious breathing complications at the time. The boy’s parents rushed to the scene and took him to hospital”. Said an eye witness.

On Friday evening the boy’s mother Rosemary Adema, noted that her son is in a “heartbreaking medical state” even as DP Ruto assured the parents and the public that his office is fully aware of what happened and would ensure that the casualty gets proper treatment.

Ruto wrote: "It has come to my attention that after leaving a function in my development tour of Busia County, a young boy, Sidney Mambala Felix, got in an accident involving a car in my entourage. Following the unfortunate incident, Sidney was placed under immediate medical attention and my office is being appraised of and reacting to the boy's condition to ensure he gets proper treatment. Praying for his quick recovery".

The casualty was rushed to Port Victoria Hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning.

The accident happened in Budalangi, Busia county on Friday at around 4:50 pm where the DP Had earlier on presided over the launch of various development initiatives and addressed the public.

Reports indicate that the vehicle involved in the accident was carrying DP Ruto’s press team.

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