Two killed, 11 injured after matatu hits boda boda in Kirinyaga


Two killed, 11 injured after matatu hits boda boda in Kirinyaga
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In Summary

  • According to Kirinyaga police commander Leah Kithei, the grisly road accident involved a Nissan matatu under Kukena Sacoo and a boda boda rider who were heading in the same direction heading to kerugoya from kutus.
  • The police commander said eleven passengers were rushed to kerugoya hospital with seriously injuries while three passengers were taken to ACK Mt Kenya Hospital with minor injuries.

Two people died and 11 others were seriously injured on Saturday evening in a road accident at Giacai along Kutus-Kerugoya road in Kirinyaga County.

According to Kirinyaga Police Commander Leah Kithei, the accident involved a 14-seater matatu under Kukena Sacco and a boda boda heading in the same direction; from Kutus to Kerugoya.

Kithei said the boda boda rider was trying to overtake when the matatu knocked him down, killing him on the spot.

Following the collision, the driver of the matatu lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. The driver also died on the spot.

The police commander said 11 passengers were rushed to Kerugoya County Referral Hospital with serious injuries while three were taken to ACK Mt Kenya Hospital with minor injuries.

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