Laikipia University is mourning after their fellow student dead in a freak accident along the Kericho-Nakuru highway, where seven other people were injured.
The crash, which involved a Toyota Wish and a petroleum tanker, happened at around 6pm on Sunday, March 28, near Chepseon trading center.
Kericho County Police Commander Silas Gichunge said the driver of the Wish was trying to overtake the tanker.
“THE WISH WAS BEING DRIVEN FROM NAKURU TOWARDS KERICHO. THE DRIVER WAS TRYING TO OVERTAKE A PETROLEUM TANKER BUT NOTICED AN INCOMING VEHICLE AND TRIED TO SWERVE BACK. THE TANKER PLOWED INTO IT,” SAID GICHUNGE.
The bodies of the deceased were moved to Kericho County Hospital mortuary. Crash survivors are also receiving treatment at the hospital.
One of the two who died is fourth year Laikipia University student Faith Chepchirchir, the second student was identified as Cherotich Fancy from Chuka University.
The two were heading home for their holidays following the President’s decision to close all schools.
Secretary general of Laikipia University Students Association, Abraham Mutai said,
“MAY GOD COMFORT US IN THIS TRYING MOMENTS.
PEACE OF CHRIST JESUS BE WITH THE FAMILY OF FAITH CHEPCHIRCHIR AND FANCY CHEROTICH.
Laikipia University students held a small mass in remembrance of Faith. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Here are some of her photos.