Members of the National Police Service have been left mourning after losing one of them so abruptly. The officer identified as John Opiyo died after a tragic accident which occurred at Ndhiwa in Homa Bay county.
At the time of his sudden demise, John Opiyo was the Trans Nzoia Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit commander. He was in his rural home when he met his death. It is reported that he was driving his Toyota G-Touring when he collided with a matatu which was heading to Sori town from Ndhiwa town. The matatu lost control and veered off to the right side of the road where the officer was.
Mr. Opiyo and the matatu driver got serious injuries and were rushed to hospital at the Ndhiwa Sub County hospital but Opiyo was pronounced dead on arrival. However, the matatu driver was referred yo Sori Lakeside hospital for further treatment. More disheartening news revealed that the officer had just wedded his wife two weeks ago.