15 dead in morning accident along Malindi-Mombasa highway

Written By: Hunja Macharia/Dickson Wekesa

At least 15 people have been killed after two buses collided head-on in a Wednesday morning crash at the Kwamkikuyu area along the Malindi- Mombasa highway.

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The accident involved a Muhsin bus travelling from Mombasa to Garissa and a Sabaki shuttle minibus heading to Mombasa from Marereni.

According to the police both drivers died on the spot while 14 people were injured in the crash.
Reports indicate that several Kilifi County Government employees died from the crash.

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According to witnesses the ongoing road construction played a part in the accident.

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A combined team of Police, Kenya Red Cross, Kilifi County Government officials and well-wishers responded quickly taking the injured to hospital.

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Kilifi County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka and the County Commander Nelson Talit said they have talked to the engineer in charge of the road and urged to complete the construtcion.

“We urge the contractor, Bayusuf together with the Government institution in charge of roads to speed up the road construction to reduce accidents in the area,’’ he said.

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The County commissioner also condemned members of the public who were out to loot instead of helping the injured.

Wanjiru Ngugi a resident also asked the Government to speed up the scheduled road expansion to reduce such loss of lives.

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