Slain bus driver wanted to see his baby born

February 27, 2020
The gates to Rhodes Hall High, the scene of the murder of school bus driver Rayon McKenzie on Tuesday.
The gates to Rhodes Hall High, the scene of the murder of school bus driver Rayon McKenzie on Tuesday.
Rayon McKenzie
Rayon McKenzie
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Rayon Mc kenzie's girlfriend is eight months pregnant and he dreamt about the day the baby would pop out so he could cuddle with his new offspring.

Mc kenzie, however, did not get that chance. He was murdered by hoodlums on Tuesday as he exited the school bus that he drives. The killing took place at Rhodes Hall High School in Green Island, Hanover, while scores of children were in the schoolyard.

"Him babymother is eight months pregnant, and due fi have baby few weeks time, and all Ranny did a wait pon is fi get him first baby," said Charm McKenzie, the victim's mother.

At the time of his death, Rayon Mc kenzie, affectionately called Ranny or Tall Boss, had been employed as the school bus driver at Rhodes Hall High for more than a year. On Tuesday, moments after he drove on to the school compound, two men travelling on a motorcycle sped past the two security checkpoints and opened fire, hitting him.

"Mi caah believe sey dem kill him, him naw trouble nobody and him and nobody don't have noting, but dem kill him," Charm McKenzie said. "Dem nuh mek him cum si him youth."

Alana Mc kenzie, Rayon's widow, was torn. "Mi caa believe seh him dead. Mi caa believe seh him dead. All him did want is just fi si him baby born," the grieving woman said.

Rayon Mc kenzie is an only son for his mother. He leaves behind three children, two daughters and a son.

Alana Mc kenzie described Rayon as a loving father, husband and family man who believed in the virtues of hard work.

Hanover, one of the country's 19 police divisions that are under a state of emergency, has recorded five murders since the start of the year.

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