Three die in accident in Narok

Three people died on the spot and two others were seriously injured in a grisly road accident rolled at Total area along the Bomet- Narok Road this afternoon. Confirming the accident, Narok North OCPD Mr. Joseph Kisombe said a Nissan Station Wagon motor vehicle of registration number KBU 778V was coming from the Bomet side when one of its front tyres burst forcing the vehicle to lose control rolling several times before landing on the side of the road. Two females and a male passenger died on the spot while the driver and a male passenger suffered multiple injuries in the 2:00Pm accident, Kisombe said. The duo are fighting for their lives at Narok Referral Hospital where their condition is said to be stable. The bodies of the deceased are lying at the Narok Referral Hospital Mortuary pending postmortem and further investigations into the accident. The mangled wreckage of the car was towed to Narok Police Station. On Friday, three tourists were injured while three others escaped unhurt when a van they were travelling in rolled at Naikarra area along the Maasai Mara- Narok Road. The year seems to have started on a low as on New years eve, a mega accident involving a bus and a lorry at the notorious Migaa area along the Nakuru � Eldoret highway claimed lives of over 36 people, leaving scores of others injured. The high number of accidents on our roads has caused concern in the country with close to 3,000 people dyeing in accidents on our roads annually thus placing Kenya among the countries with the highest rate of accidents in the world. This has cost the country heavy economic losses as most of those killed and the productive population. The government is now re-thinking matters road safety and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has currently temporally banned night travel after the said New Year accident at Migaa. Last moth also, a popular Kalenjin musician and his crew died in a grisly road accident at the notorious Sachangwan area along the Nakuru- Eldoret road. A few days later, another multiple accident claimed lives of more than 20 people on the same spot. Earlier, 12 people died on the spot and several others were injured in a multiple accident at the notorious Salgaa area along Nakuru- Eldoret road, just a day after the country marked the international road Safety Day to remember victims of road crashes. The Minister for Internal security Dr. Fred Matiangi has also said his ministry will deregister all driving schools in the country and register them afresh to ensure compliance to high standards of training and road safety. NTSA is said to have also intensified patrols and speed checks this year which could have contributed to the decline. The government also gazzetted legislation to legalize use of breathalyzers, use of speed camera, regulating motorcycle riding and review of the Traffic Act among others. But these measures seem to have done little to improve safety on our roads. Drunken driving and speeding are still among the main causes of accidents on our roads.

Source: Kenya News Agency