Seventeen people were Sunday injured after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a serious accident at Dera area along the Kilifi-Ganze road in Kilifi County.
According to witnesses, the ill-fated vehicle registration no KAE 825H minibus had 21 occupants on board travelling from Bamba towards Kilifi.
They said the driver lost control of the vehicle before it rolled several times.
“The drive was speeding most probably because of the New Year rush and this being a rough road, when you drive at high speed, accidents are bound to happen,” said Karisa Sikubali.
Confirming the accident, Kilifi OCPD Mr. Joshua Ole Leina said the 17 that were injured were taken to the county hospital for treatment with one of them in a very critical condition.
He cautioned motorists to shun speeding and adhere to the traffic rules saying most accidents can easily be prevented if drivers observe the rules.
By Harrison Yeri and Mvera Kazungu