Five people were killed on Monday in a grisly road accident in Kisumu.The accident occurred near the Coptic Church near Mamboleo junction on the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.

Three passengers, a woman and two men, died instantly.

Two others succumbed to their injuries at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

At least 12 were rushed to the facility following the dawn accident.

Kisumu OCPD Meshack Kiptum said the matatu was heading to Kisumu from Kakamega when the driver lost control and landed into a ditch.

“The driver failed to negotiate a roundabout before the vehicle rolled several times, killing three instantly. We suspect brake failure,” Kiptum said.


The Kisumu-Kakamega road is still under construction. The scene is a blackspot that has claimed several lives in the recent past.

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The wreckage was towed to Kondele police station as those who perished were taken to JOOTRH mortuary.