5 Dead After Nakuru Matatu Overturns

An Image of the 14-Seater Van Involved in a Road Accident at Londiani, Kericho County.
  • At least five people have lost their lives in a  fatal road accident along the Kericho-Nakuru Highway on Sunday, August  29.

    Kericho County Police Commander Silas Gichunge confirmed that the five died on the spot while several others were reported injured.

    Gichunge added that the accident was caused by a tyre burst, causing the vehicle to roll several times.

    An Image of the 14-Seater Van Involved in a Road Accident at Londiani, Kericho County.
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    The accident happened near Jabat area in Londiani, Kericho County.

    Londiani OCPD Joseph Mutungi confirmed that those injured have been rushed to the Londiani Sub-County Hospital for further treatment.

    Occupants of the matatu had hired the 14-seater matatu to ferry them from Nakuru to Kisumu.

    Michael Bright, among the occupants of the vehicle recalled how the events leading to the accident unfolded.

    “We were on the way to Kisumu for a road trip. On reaching the accident scene, I heard the sound of a tyre burst. The next thing I knew the vehicle was flipping and rolling,” Michael recalled.

    Despite sustaining fractures, Michael was concerned about the whereabouts of his brother who has aboard the vehicle with him.

    More to follow

  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM