Body gourd dies , politician in critical state after grisly road accident


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Migori Woman Representative Pamela Odhiambo was on Sunday morning involved in a road accident along the Kisii-Migori road next to Rongo.Odhiambo’s bodyguard, Fred Owich, died shortly after the accident as Odhiambo was rushed to Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu.

The accident took place at 10 am.

Pamela alongside two other passengers Daniel Onyango and David Ouma were rushed to Migori Referral Hospital before being transferred to Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.

“The vehicle had four occupants and was heading towards Homa Bay town,” Rongo police boss Kibet Kirui said.

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The accident occurred after the driver swayed the vehicle to avoid hitting a boda boda rider.

It then veered off the road and rolled several times.

The body of the deceased was taken to Rosewood Hospital mortuary in Rongo.

ODM leader Raila Odinga via Twitter wished Pamela quick recovery.

“We have received disturbing news about … the grisly road accident. I wish the MP quick recovery. My deep and sincere condolences to the family of Dr Odhiambo’s bodyguard.”

Odhiambo was heading to Homa Bay for a public function led by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

In March 2014, the first Migori Women Representative and now nominated MP Dennitah Ghati was also involved in a road accident at Ntulele area, 30 kilometres from Narok Town.

Ghati was driving to Nairobi when her car rolled about 200 metres off the road.

She sought specialised treatment in India after injuring her backbone and is using a wheelchair to date.

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Just two days ago four people died on Friday afternoon in a road accident involving a lorry, matatu and trailer at Duka Moja area near Suswa in Narok County. Police say the driver of the lorry lost control of the vehicle which rammed into the rear of a shuttle belonging to Transline Classic Ltd. The matatu in turn hit a truck loaded with fish

The deceased have been taken to Narok District Hospital Morgue awaiting identification and autopsy. Police have launched a hunt for the lorry driver who escaped after the accident.

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