An elderly man from Mabuye in Lwandeti location in Matete sub county died after being hit by an electricity pole while heading to church. Confirming the incident, Maturu sub location chief Festus Mukechi said the deceased Moses Chikamai was walking along the side of the road, on the Webuye-Eldoret highway heading to Mukhonje Salvation Army church when a cane truck pulled a power line braking one of the poles which hit and killed him on the spot.
The local administrator said the speeding truck had been overloaded with cane past the required normal height before hooking into the power lines that cross over the highway thus causing the accident. Officers from Matete police station removed the body from the scene and took it to Chebaiywa hospital mortuary in the neighbouring Uasin Gishu County.
According to Mukechi the deceased was the chairman of the Board Of Management (BOM) at Mabuye secondary school.