Four killed, eleven injured in Isiolo road accident


Four killed, eleven injured in Isiolo road accident

Four people died and eleven others sustained injuries in a road accident in Isiolo along Marsabit-Moyale highway on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at 11 am in the morning barely four kilometers from Isiolo town and involved two matatu heading to different directions, one from Moyale and the other from Marsabit.

Addressing the media, the acting police commandant Mark Wanjala said that the two vehicles crashed and overturned several times after the tyre of one of the vehicles that was heading to Moyale busted.

Wanjala further said that those killed were two men and two women among them the driver of one of the matatus.

The injured were referred to various hospitals that include Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kijabe Mission hospital and Meru County Referral Hospital for specialised treatment.

Traffic police officers at the scene blamed drivers of the two vehicles for the accidents saying the two were speeding and had overloaded their matatus.

Adano Isacko who suffered neck injuries said that the driver was speeding after joining the tarmac road before the tyre bust hence leading it to lose control.

Marsabit Deputy Governor Ali Abdi Omar cautioned matatu drivers against driving at high speed on the newly constructed Marsabit-Moyale highway.

In a similar incident, two people have been confirmed dead in a grisly road accident which occurred at Total junction along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway Thursday morning.

The accident happened after a speeding canter heading to Kisumu from Nairobi was involved in a head ahead-on-collision with a PSV bus that was heading to Nairobi.

Those who died are highway hawkers who were selling food at the junction with three others from the canter escaping with injuries. The injured were rushed to Molo district hospital for treatment.

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