Tragedy struck early Wednesday afternoon as a lorry rammed into Traders in the busy Akala Open Air Market in Gem Constituency of Siaya County.
One fatality was recorded on the scene while five traders were rushed to Siaya Referral Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries. Several others were taken to Bondo sub-County Hospital with manageable injuries.
Governor Orengo immediately issued a statement on his Twitter page over the unfortunate incident.
An eyewitness has said the lorry which was traveling from the direction of Kisumu towards Bondo lost control and mopped down thickly crowded traders on the right side of the open air roadside market.