Four people dead, 9 injured in Eldoret-Nakuru road accident

Piece by: THE STAR REPORTER
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• The accident occurred around 0500hrs after a Nakuru-bound matatu belonging to Msamaria Shuttle Ltd collided head-on with a 60-seater bus.

• A report by the National Police Service indicates that the driver of the Msamaria matatu lost control of the vehicle leading to the collision.

The scene of the accident that claimed the lives of four people.
Image: COURTESY

Four people have lost their lives in a Monday morning accident along the Nakuru- Eldoret Highway.

The accident occurred around 0500hrs after a Nakuru-bound matatu belonging to Msamaria Shuttle Ltd collided head-on with a 60-seater bus.

A report by the National Police Service indicates that the driver of the Msamaria matatu lost control of the vehicle leading to the collision.

The accident occured at Hill Tea Area along Eldoret- Nakuru Road.

The matatu was carrying 16 passengers at the time of the accident which claimed the lives of the driver and three other passengers who died on the spot.

Nine other passengers were seriously injured.

They are currently receiving treatment at Eldama Ravine Sub-County Referral Hospital.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to the same facility morgue.

" We urge motorists and all other road users to exercise extreme caution while on the roads, especially during this rainy season," NPS said.

The accident comes a few days after 10 people lost their lives in a grisly accident along Kikima- Kali-Machakos road in Makueni County.

The incident occurred in the Kwa Mbisu area in the Mbooni sub-county on Saturday, leaving seven other people dead.

Mbooni West deputy county commissioner Stanislaus Apwoka said scores of those who sustained injuries during the incident were rushed to Mbooni sub-county hospital for medical attention.

The scene of the accident that claimed the lives of four people.
Image: courtesy

He said the 14-seater matatu had 17 passengers.

The driver of a 14-seater matatu that was headed to Machakos from Kikima is said to have lost control before landing in a ditch after it rolled several times.

The matatu was extensively damaged.

Eastern regional police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said the incident was reported to Mbooni police station as a fatal Road traffic accident.

"It occurred today at around 6.30 pm at Nthungoni Red Sea Area along Kikima - Machakos Road involving a 14-seater matatu belonging to MAKOS sacco being driven by John Mutune Makenzi aged 52 years," Ole Napeiyan told the Star by phone shortly after the incident.

Napeiyan confirmed that the said vehicle was headed to Machakos from Kikima when the accident occurred.

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