Three injured after tanker hits matatu on Kisumu-Busia road


Three injured after tanker hits matatu on Kisumu-Busia road
Scene of a road accident involving a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and a tanker on the Kisumu-Busia road. PHOTO/ALLAN OBIERO

In Summary

  • The accident occurred after the brakes of the tanker failed while it was ascending the steep road around Daraja Mbili area.
  • Confirming the incident, Nyanza Regional Traffic boss Andrew Naibei said the trailer reversed and hit a matatu which was travelling to Busia.
  • Mr. Naibei noted that those injured were the driver of the Bungoma Line Shuttle and two passengers who were seated in the front seat.

Three people were on Sunday afternoon seriously injured in a road accident involving a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and a tanker on the Kisumu-Busia road.

The accident occurred after the brakes of the tanker failed while it was ascending the steep road around Daraja Mbili area.

Confirming the incident, Nyanza Regional Traffic boss Andrew Naibei said the trailer reversed and hit a matatu which was heading to Busia.

Mr. Naibei noted that those injured were the driver of the Bungoma Line Shuttle and two passengers who were seated in the front seats.

According to the Traffic boss, other passengers escaped unhurt while the injured were rushed to Kisumu County Hospital for treatment.

The wrecked matatu was towed to Maseno Police Station.

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