Five killed, 16 injured in Mombasa-Nairobi highway accident

Written By: KBC Reporter

Five people died and 16 others were injured Monday morning following a grisly road accident along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

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The accident occurred after a matatu collided head on with a trailer at Kapiti area.

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The 14-seater matatu was ferrying Akorino church faithful for a tour to Mombasa County when the vehicle collided head-on with the Nairobi-bound truck.

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Machakos Deputy Director for Emergency Services Festus Kitongu said the injured were rushed to Machakos Level Five Hospital.

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Police have launched investigations into the cause of the collision.

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