What was meant to be a fun packed Easter weekend road trip for some ended in tragedy as the street drag race they went to watch become the cause of their demise.
The motorsport fan’s delight turned deadly when a car ploughed into onlookers and spectators killing several instantly.
A survivor of the Oldonyo Sambu (near Namanga) tragedy is fighting for their life in a hospital in Arusha.
A day after footage and photos of the aftermath of the accident hit social media and chat apps like Whatsapp, Kenyan police have confirmed three Kenyans deaths, and another survived the horror incident.
The identity of the lone survivor is yet to be verified, but police assure Kenyans that all is being done to ensure they are well taken care of.
The police notified the public of the following:
The National Police Service wishes to confirm that four Kenyans were involved in the fatal road accident involving two motor vehicles, that occurred yesterday in Arusha. One Lady and two men passed on while the fourth person escaped with injuries.
The next of kin of those who perished have already been informed and their bodies airlifted back to the country, while the survivor is in the process of being transfered home for Medication after stabilization by Tanzanian Medics.