Two killed, 5 injured in Mombasa road accident


Two killed, 5 injured in Mombasa road accident

Two people died in a Mombasa road accident as five others sustained serious injuries.

Makueni police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said a private car – Nissan Juke – collided with a semi-trailer on Tuesday morning at Tarda near Emali.

Also Read: 83% of Kenyan men killed in road accidents compared to women – NTSA

The accident caused a huge traffic snarl up on the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

The two who perished in the crash were in the ill-fated private car.

Their remains have been taken to the Kilome Nursing Home mortuary.

Those injured are receiving medical attention at the same facility.

Last year, the National Transport and Safety Authority  (NTSA) revealed that 2,263 men (83.3%) perished in road accidents compared to 459 women (16.7%).

The highest number of the accidents were recorded over weekends with 497 and 480 on Saturdays and Sundays respectively.

The report adds that 69% of accidents occurred between 5pm and 7:59am while 31% of the accidents occurred during the day.

Nairobi recorded the highest number of deaths at 337, followed by Kiambu (233) and Nakuru (181).

Taita Taveta had 35 deaths from accidents, Baringo 33 and Migori 32.

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