Bungoma County Director of Special Programs Ms Carolyne Buyela addresses mourners during the burial of the two brothers who died in a road accident at Bukembe. PHOTO/COURTESY
The two brothers who perished in a road accident when a motorbike they were riding on collided head on with a trailer last week were today laid to rest in a sombre mood.
The late Maurice Wangila and Allan Mukhungo were lowered to their resting places today Thursday in Bukembe West Ward, Bungoma County, as mourners struggled to come in terms with their sudden demise.
The duo lost their lives last week when a trailer heading towards Bungona from Webuye reportedly collided with their motorbike, killing three people.
But while speaking during the burial ceremony, Bungoma County Director of Special Programs Ms Carolyne Buyela urged the Government to erect speed bumbs on the said area to curb the alarming rise of tragic road accidents along Webuye-Malaba highway.
“We have lost so many lives on this highway and erecting barriers will help slow down the speeding vehicles,” said Buyela in an event that was also attended by Bungoma County Deputy Governor Prof. Charles Ngome.
During their burial ceremony, mourners claimed that the two had died as a result of a family curse since their grandfather had too died of an accident.
But Ms Buyela demystified the myth and consoled the bereaved, cautioning road users to always be careful while using the roads.
Buyela also thanked individuals, communities and special interest groups who are focused to supporting the needy within their midst and encouraged others to embrace the same.
The Webuye-Malaba highway has lately been a highway to six-feet down the ground for many motorists and pedestrians.
Yesterday, another trailer heading towards Uganda crashed a police land cruiser into a mere wreckage of a dismantled school desk, killing three people on the spot.
The accident adds to hundreds of others that have taken place on the same highway.
Two months ago, eleven people perished in an accident aafter a North Rift Shittle collided with yet another lorry at Kaburengu area in Webuye.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa was last month lucky ‘scapegoat’ on the said highway when his Prado lost control and overturned at Ndengelwa area.
The MP and three others came out of the vehicle unharmed.