Accident claims police officer, passenger

A senior police officer died on the spot after the car he was driving collided with a minibus along Rumuruti-Nyahururu road.

A passenger in the minibus owned by the AAA Growers Limited also died in the incident that occurred at Kauka area Wednesday.

Nyandarua North OCPD Timon Odingo, whose officers rushed to the scene, confirmed the 9pm incident saying they had launched investigations into the accident.

The GK vehicle attached to Marmanet Police Station collided head on with the bus. The officer died on the spot, with a passenger from the bus succumbing to injuries she sustained as a result of the impact, noted Odingo, while withholding the names of the deceased as their next of kin were yet to be informed.

According to an eye witness, the GK vehicle seemed to have been chasing another vehicle when the driver collided with the minibus carrying six employees of the flower farm.

The bodies of the deceased were removed to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital Mortuary while the other five passengers were treated at the same hospital and discharged.

Source: Kenya News Agency