Road accident, shattered glass
Road accident, shattered glass

The number of fatal accidents along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway has risen sharply in the last week since the dusk to dawn curfew was lifted.

This has been blamed on speeding and careless driving with the majority of the accidents involving public service vehicles.

This came as two men died while another two women were seriously injured following an accident near Karai centre in Naivasha on Saturday night.

The accident occurred after the personal car which was overtaking rammed head-on into the oncoming bus killing the two on the spot.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to the local mortuary while the wrecks had been towed to the area police station.

He attributed the accident to speeding and careless driving adding that three people in the ill-fated bus escaped with slight injuries and had been taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital.

“We have seen an increase in the number of accidents since the curfew was lifted and speeding is the main cause,” he said.

According to James Kabono from Naivasha Road Safety Group, the driver of the personal car that had four occupants was on his way to Nairobi when the accident occurred.

Road Closure

He said that the driver was overtaking a fleet of vehicles around midnight when he rammed into the oncoming bus that was destined for Western Kenya.

“The two men who were seated in the front died on the spot while two women in the back seat were seriously injured,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) has closed down a section of the Naivasha-Njabini road that is under construction.

The Kinamba-Githioro section will be closed down for 21 days according to an advert by the highway authority with only emergency passenger cars allowed to pass.

“All other vehicles heading to Njabini or Naivasha are requested to use alternative routes to pave for the completion of the ongoing works,” reads the statement.

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