A section of the Academic Highway between the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the Margaret Thatcher Library yesterday midmorning became a scene of an accident where a boda boda operative and a lecturer sustained injuries.
The lecturer identified as Professor John Magera attached to the Mathematics Department in the School of Human Resource Management was said to have been driving from the faculty when he knocked down one Mr. Kemboi – a boda boda operator who was immobile beside his bicycle at the junction leading to the Students Centre from the Academic Highway. Accounts from the Rt. Major Kiplagat, the Chief Security Officer, indicated that the professor’s vehicle after knocking over Mr. Kemboi accelerated for about five meters from the point of impact and rammed into a tree, close to the entrance to Margaret Thatcher Library.
The Professor sustained serious injuries that were majorly internal as narrated by fellow comrades only identified as Mercy Juma and Annette – the Samaritans who rescued the professor from the wreckage
“He sustained injuries that were mainly not visible and there were some traces of blood on his mouth,” Mercy Juma told The Legacy as she recorded the statement with the police.
Mr. Kemboi however sustained a minor injury on the forehead. He together with the professor were rushed to the campus hospital where it was confirmed that the professor’s condition was critical with severe injuries, and hence had to be referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret for treatment. Mr. Kemboi was treated and discharged from the health centre at around noon. Mr. Philip, a representative of the senior medical office confirmed the referral but could not give details on the medical state of the Professor.
Unconfirmed sources who chose to be anonymous informed The Legacy of the professor’s untimely death, however details as pertaining to the time and circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear and unconfirmed to this time.
report by Orwa Marcel