A somber cloud hangs over Kericho County as the community mourns the untimely death of General Service Unit (GSU) officer Wesley Ng’eno, who fell victim to a heart-wrenching hit-and-run accident on the Kaplong-Kapkatet road.
The incident unfolded during the Christmas holidays, turning a season of joy into one of sorrow for Ng’eno’s family.
According to a police report, Officer Wesley Ng’eno had traveled to his rural home to spend quality time with his family for the festive season. Little did they know that this joyous occasion would be marred by tragedy.
On the fateful Thursday evening, Officer Ng’eno left his residence, heading towards Kapkatet market.
However, tragedy struck near Kapkatet Tea factory at the junction of Chebilat Mixed Secondary School, where he was struck by a motor vehicle in a hit-and-run incident.
The callous driver failed to stop, callously leaving Ng’eno injured by the roadside.
Worried about his prolonged absence, Officer Ng’eno’s brother initiated a search and found him lying unconscious on the side of the road at the market. Swiftly taking action, he rushed his injured brother to Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital, but, tragically, Ng’eno was pronounced dead on arrival.
The incident sheds light on the pervasive issue of hit-and-run accidents on Kenyan roads, especially during the holiday season.
The neglectful actions of the unknown motorist not only claimed Officer Ng’eno’s life but left a family grappling with grief and loss during what should have been a time of celebration.
Litein Police Station officers responded promptly, visiting the scene to document the details of the accident. A search for the unidentified motor vehicle was launched.