One dead, 5 injured after two trucks collide on Nairobi-Mombasa highway


One dead, 5 injured after two trucks collide on Nairobi-Mombasa highway
Accident scene at Kiongwani area on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

In Summary

  • Confirming the incident, Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napriyan said one of the trucks was headed towards Mombasa from Nairobi and the other was headed in the opposite direction when the accident occurred near Salama.

One person died and five others were injured after two trucks collided and burst into flames at Kiongwani area, blocking the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway, on Saturday night.

Confirming the incident, Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napriyan said one of the trucks was headed towards Mombasa from Nairobi and the other was headed in the opposite direction when the accident occurred near Salama.

The injured were rushed to the Machakos Level Five Hospital where they are presently receiving treatment.

According to Henry Kiremi, the Nursing Officer in charge of the Emergency Department at the facility, one of the injured is in stable condition while another is still being stabilized.

Police have since advised motoristrs to use the Wote-Machakos road following a heavy traffic snarl up witnessed on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway after the accident.

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