In Summary
  • The man had left his home early morning for a local university where he is studying but realized he had forgotten some document and went to get it.

  • The incident has triggered revival of a campaign to sensitise motorists on the need to check their vehicles to prevent such tragedies from happening.

A Kenyan family living in the US is in pain after the father hit and killed their 18-month son while reversing his car on Monday.

Mr Dan Mutuma, who lives in Olathe, was reversing his car from the parking when the child, Mishael Mutuma, walked unnoticed behind the vehicle, and was run over.

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The child was the grandson of Pastor Moses Mutuma of Miathene SDA district in Meru County.

Mr Mutuma’s brother-in-law Ezra Kamencu Mingaine said the tragic incident has left the young family distraught.

The man had left his home early morning for a local university where he is studying but realised he had forgotten some document and went to get it.

He hurriedly picked up the item, bid his wife Loise and mother-in-law goodbye, and quickly left the house without realising that his son had sneaked out of the house and followed him.

“It is so painful to the entire family and especially to the father to have crushed his own son. There is no way he could have seen the kid who was playing behind. The child had run unnoticed behind the vehicle as the father was reversing.

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