5 killed in horrific Narok-Mai Mahiu road accident


The matatu that was involved in the Narok-Mai Mahiu road accident. Photo/COURTESY
A matatu that was involved in the Narok-Mai Mahiu road accident. Photo/COURTESY

Five people were killed and five others seriously injured after a grisly Narok-Mai Mahiu road accident.

Some of the passengers are said to have been school children.

Police said a 14-seater matatu rammed into a lorry at Suswa area.

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The matatu belonging to Transline Classic company collided with a lorry that was carrying fish.

A truck fitted with a drilling rig was also seen at the scene of the accident.

Local residents who gathered at the scene could not hide their shock as they stared at the wreckage and fish that had spilled onto the road.

This comes barely a month after another accident on the Narok-Mai Mahiu road.

At least 60 people escaped death by a whisker after a bus they were traveling in caught fire at Pinyiny area.

Narok County Police Commander Thomas Ngeiywa said the Migori-bound bus burst into flames at around 2am shortly after having a tyre burst.

The police commander said the fire may have been caused by a mechanical problem on the bus belonging to Habari Njema Connection Company

And in January this year, 15 people were injured after three cars collided at Siyabei on the Narok-Mai Mahiu highway.

Narok OCPD Joseph Kisombe said the 3pm accident involved a saloon car, a PSV and a lorry.

The saloon car developed mechanical problems at Siyabei hills and the driver lost control of his vehicle ramming into the PSV behind him.

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