7-year-old Boy Hospitalised After Being Knocked Down By Car In DP Ruto’s Convoy

Convoy in a past function / Courtesy

A 7-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Port Victoria Hospital in Busia County after he was knocked down on Friday evening by a car in Deputy President William Ruto’s convoy.

Police reports indicate that the vehicle involved in the accident was carrying the DP’s press team.

The accident happened at around 4:50pm when the DP’s convoy was exiting St. Benedict’s Budalangi Secondary School where he had just concluded his address.

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The DP has since confirmed the accident through his Twitter handle, adding that his office is working closely with medical officers to ensure the victim, Sidney Mamba Felix, receives proper treatment.

Earlier, while speaking to a local media, mother to the Standard one pupil, Rosemary Adema, said her son was in a “heartbreaking medical state.”

According to eyewitness account, the DP’s security team prevented a Good Samaritan from picking the boy after he was knocked down.

“They [DP Ruto’s security team] 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 a witness.

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A police source at Port Victoria, who sought anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, said a report of the incident has since  been filed at the station.

The DP, who was in the County to launch development projects, handed over of a five-acre parcel of land to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute from the county government.

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“We appreciate Busia County for providing land to the national government for the construction of a fisheries research and training centre, which will spur the marine industry through sharing best practices and advancing knowledge,” Ruto announced.

He also launched a Ksh5.8 billion 10,000-acre Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project that is expected to benefit households living in Port Victoria.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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