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Angry residents torch truck after driver runs over four-year-old school boy

Residents of Gataka in Ongata Rongai on Tuesday morning torched a truck after its driver ran over a four year old boy on his way to school.

The child, who was in the company of his 12-year-old elder brother, died on the spot and his body taken to city mortuary.

His elder brother, who goes to school with the deceased at Nkaimurunya Primary School, escaped unhurt.

Irate residents then descended on the truck and torched it after police had arrested the driver.

DRIVE CAREFULLY

The burnt shell of the truck was towed to the police station with the police said to be looking for the owner.

“We are urging parents to ensure their children are accompanied by an adult to school. Motorists should also exercise caution and drive carefully,” Kajiado county commissioner Tom Ajere told Nairobi News.

The driver of the truck will be charged in court on Wednesday.

A video of the irate residents torching the truck shortly after the incident has been shared online.