A family in a Kenyan area of Nakuru has been plunged into mourning after a 25-year-old pregnant woman was ran over by a lorry fleeing from police officers.
Ms Eunice Maguke, whom family members said was six-months pregnant, met her gruesome death as she was preparing to open her grocery shop at a kiosk located, on a roadside in Kabachi area, within Nakuru town.
The mother of one died on the spot following the Monday afternoon accident.
According to witnesses, the deceased was arranging her groceries kiosk when the lorry, which was loaded with soil rammed into her kiosk, killing her instantly.
“I saw a lorry speeding towards our kiosks, and within seconds, screams filled the air and the next minutes, I saw Ms Maguke’s body. The driver of the lorry tried escaping before tax bicycle riders intercepted him and beat him up. He was rushed to a local hospital,” Ms Gladys Nekesa, who owns an adjacent kiosk told the Nation.
A number of other witnesses said they saw a police vehicle chasing the lorry before it rammed into the grocery shop.
“I saw the police vehicle make a u-turn after they realized the lorry had been involved in an accident. It is not clear where the lorry was heading to with the construction material,” said a resident who sought anonymity.
Residents further revealed that the body was left at the scene of the accident for thirty minutes before it was picked by police and taken to a hospital.
“Police arrived at the scene after about 30 minutes and took the body to the mortuary,” said a another resident.