Two people died on the spot and five others seriously injured after a private car they were traveling in was involved in a tragic accident along the Narok � Maai Mahiu road.
The 7pm accident occurred when the Toyota Premio traveling from Maai Mahiu tried to overtake a Police lorry at Duka Moja area but unfortunately hit an oncoming water boozer that had two occupants.
The water boozer driver tried to swerve from the road to give way to the speeding car but landed into a ditch as his vehicle overturned seriously injuring him and his conductor.
Confirming the incident, Narok Police Commander (CPC), Thomas Ngeiwa said the deceased were traveling in the private saloon vehicle that had five occupants and a body in a coffin at the time of the accident.
It was a double tragedy to the deceased because they were carrying a body they were going to inter in Kisii County, he said.
Ngeiwa added that all the bodies were removed to Narok County Referral Hospital for preservation awaiting post mortem where the injured were also admitted.
The CPC cautioned drivers to be vigilant while plying the highway saying most accidents were caused by careless speeding drivers.
Most of these accidents can be avoided if the motorists are careful and avoid speeding especially on steep grounds, said Ngeiwa.
Meanwhile, four people died while others were rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital following a road accident at Kahuho Centre along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway.
The accident happened when a matatu they were travelling in to Eldoret collided with a lorry headed towards the opposite direction killing the four instantly.
The accident occurred at around 5pm on Monday according to Messes Sub-county deputy commissioner.
Separately, A bodaboda rider died while his passenger sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a pick-up at Ugweri market in Runyenjes Town of Embu County.
The rider identified only as Njuki died on the way to Runyenjes Sub County Hospital while the passenger is receiving treatment at the same hospital. The accident happened at around 7pm near the chief’s office yesterday.
The Kagaari West location Chief, Daniel Ndwiga said the motorcycle was speeding and had no headlights when it collided with the pick-up. He said the death could have been avoided had the deceased adhered to traffic rules.
Motorcyclists should exercise extra caution when riding at night and ensure they follow traffic regulations.
Motorcycles that have dysfunctional lights at night can easily cause accidents, he said.
The body was taken to Embu Level Five Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.
Source: Kenya News Agency