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Woman and her four children killed in road crash

Six people among them five family members died in a road crash involving a matatu and a truck at Sobea near Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

A woman and her four children lost their lives alongside their family friend during the Friday evening accident.

They were on heading to Olkalau, Nyandarua to make preparations for dowry payment.

According to Rongai police boss Japheth Kioko, the eleven seater shuttle belonging to Eldoret Crossroads Sacco tried to overtake another vehicle along the busy highway before it hit a truck head on.


“Two women and four children died on the spot during the 9pm accident. The injured were rushed to Nakuru Level Four Hospital,” the police boss said.

One child succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital. The bodies were moved to the Nakuru County Mortuary.

According to James Warui, who was speaking on behalf of the family, the woman travelling to Olkalau together with her five children accompanied by their neighbour when the crash occurred.

Only one child among the siblings aged between four and twelve survived the fatal crash.

The wreckage of the vehicle was towed to Salgaa Police Station.