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11 killed, more injured in weekend road crashes

By NATION TEAM September 12th, 2016 2 min read

Eleven people were killed and more than 30 injured in separate road accidents at the weekend.

In Kitui West, four passengers died on the spot when their matatu veered off the road and crashed into trees along the Matinyani-Kauma-Kyeni access road on Saturday night.

Five others including the driver survived but sustained serious injuries to the head, body and limbs after the driver lost control of the vehicle on the murram road, according to Matinyani police boss David Ruto.

The injured were taken to Kitui County Referral Hospital and the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

Four others died at Nairutia Township on the Nyeri-Nyahururu road after their car collided head-on with another on Saturday night.

The four — two men and two women — died instantly, while three children were injured.


According to a witness, the car which had five occupants was heading towards Nyahururu when it hit an oncoming station wagon.

Residents and police officers had a difficult time pulling survivors and the dead from the wreckage.

Those who survived were rushed to Nyahururu Hospital and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Nyeri. A moment of confusion and panic gripped families of the survivors when three children who had been injured could not be traced.

But police located two of them in Nyahururu Hospital and the third at Mary Immaculate Hospital where they had been ferried by residents. Kieni police boss John Kemboi said the three were treated for minor injuries and their families notified.

“It was a horrific scene and the survivors were confused due to the shock but none of them had any life-threatening injury. The children just happened to have been rushed to different hospitals but they are safe,” said Mr Kemboi.


In Kisii, three people, including two pedestrians, were killed on Sunday when a truck overturned at the Nyakomisaro River bridge on the Daraja Moja-Nyamataro by-pass.

A young man and his grandmother, who were returning home from Sunday church service, were among those who died during the 4pm accident.

The third victim was a man on a boda boda, who died while being taken to hospital.

Five other pedestrians injured in the mishap were taken to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment.

In another accident, 20 Jubilee Party delegates were on Sunday injured in an accident at Kaburengu on the Eldoret-Malaba highway, a few metres from River Nzoia.

They were among travellers from Nairobi who had attended the Jubilee Party launch at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.

Webuye Hospital Superintendent, Dr Patrick Mutoro, said they were treating the injured for minor injuries.

The delegates, drawn from Kanduyi Sub County, were travelling in a St Mary’s Kibabii High School bus.