3 Killed in Road Accident Along Isinya-Kitengela Road


Three people were on Monday, January 8 confirmed dead after a matatu collided with an Isuzu lorry.

The accident, which occurred in the Kisaju area along the Isinya-Kitengela highway happened at around 6:40 am. 

According to police reports from the Isinya Police Station, the matatu driver lost control, hitting the lorry in the rear right after a failed attempt to overtake the vehicle.

“Due to the impact, two unknown female and one male adult passengers died on the spot,” the National Police Service noted.

A photo of the wreckage of a matatu following a grisly accident along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway on December 31, 2023.

Photo

Noah Kering

Several other passengers sustained injuries, and are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals around the area.

The Bodies of the deceased were moved to Shalom Hospital Mortuary.

This comes hours after another accident was reported in the Tegero area along Narok-Bomet County early Monday morning, around 1:15 am.  

The accident, which involved a head-on collision between a matatu and a lorry left the driver dead and 11 others seriously injured.

National Police Service Officers from Ololulunga Police Station were deployed to the scene, confirming that the casualties were rushed to the Narok County Referral Hospital.

A rise in the number of accidents involving long-distance matatus has raised alarm on the roadworthiness of the vehicles, as passengers request relevant authorities to take action. 

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Friday 5 launched a crackdown on vehicles along Thika Road to curb road accidents from unworthy matatus ahead of school opening. 

“All vehicles should have a road service license and must undergo inspections. Without it, we will arrest them and they will face the law,” one of the traffic officers warned. 

A photo of the wreckage of a matatu following a grisly accident along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway on December 31, 2023.

Photo Noah Kering





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