Five people perished Sunday afternoon when a 14-seater matatu got a tyre burst and rolled severally at Jubbert area near Londiani Junction, along Nakuru- Kericho Road.
The five were friends heading to a birthday party in Kisumu from Nakuru.
Confirming the incident Kericho County Police Commander Silus Gichunge said the accident happened at around 2.10 pm adding the vehicle was headed to Kisumu.
He said three passengers died on the spot while two lost their lives while receiving treatment in hospital.
On his part, Kericho County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Japhet Cheruiyot said some survivors are admitted to Londiani Sub County hospital.
“Three people received treatment at the Londiani Sub-County Hospital and were discharged after their condition stabilized,” Dr. Cheruiyot added.
Meanwhile, the County police Commander has urged members of the public to report careless drivers and avoid overloaded public service vehicles. He cautioned that passengers should also board matatus that are in good condition.
Mr. Gichunge also called on motorists to drive carefully and adhere to traffic rules to avert such accidents.
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