Five killed, 15 injured in grisly Bomet accident


Five killed, 15 injured in grisly Bomet accident
The wreckage of The Matatu on Bomet Accident

Five people were killed and 15 others seriously injured after a matatu veered off the Narok- Bomet Road.

Eye witnesses said the 14-seater matatu from Egesa company was headed to Kisii from Nairobi.

Also Read: 4 people killed in Olenguruone-Bomet accident

The driver reportedly tried to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle when he veered off the road at Kipsoen area.

The matatu rolled several times before landing in a ditch.

Bomet Central police boss Musa Omar confirmed that two men, two women and a child were killed on the spot.

Those injured were taken to Longisa Hospital and two others referred to Tenwek Mission Hospital for specialised treatment.

Three years ago, an accident at the same spot in Kipsoen left five people dead and 13 injured.

A matatu collided head on with a bus after the driver attempted to overtake a stationary lorry.

In a separate incident on the Olenguruone-Bomet road in March this year, four people were killed and 9 others injured.

They were in a 14-seater matatu headed towards Bomet when it collided with a motorbike.

Police said the brakes failed causing it to veer off the road, roll several times before landing in a ditch.

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