Five killed in grisly road accident in Nakuru

Written By: Beth Nyaga /Silas Mwiti
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Five killed in grisly road accident in Nakuru
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Authorities are sounding an alarm over increased road carnage in the country on Kenyan roads in the wake of Monday evening’s accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway that left five people dead.

The accident near Malewa River occurred after the personal car carrying the five rammed head-on into a trailer.

The trailer, in turn, lost control and hit another oncoming truck before rolling by the roadside.

Traffic along the busy road was temporarily paralysed as police moved in to retrieve the bodies from the wreck.

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According to a witness, Stephen Mungai, the driver of the personal car was to blame for the accident.

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He said that the driver carelessly overtook a number of cars which led to the head-on with the trailer.

The drivers and passengers of the trailers and truck were also seriously injured and rushed to Naivasha Sub-County Hospital.

Naivasha Deputy OCPD John Kwasa confirmed the incident adding that the bodies had been retrieved and taken to the area mortuary.

“We had an unfortunate accident in the afternoon where we lost five people following an accident that involved three cars along the highway,” he said.

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This accident occurred hours after a Principal from Reverend Jeremiah Gitau in Naivasha died on the spot while her two colleagues are fighting for their lives after they were involved in an accident while on their way to collect KCSE examinations papers.

The accident occurred near Longonot town along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road after their personal car rammed in the side of a stalled trailer.

The move threw into disarray plans to distribute the papers as education officials moved with speed to send new centre managers to the affected schools.

According to a witness Peter Njoroge, the trailer was the main cause of the accident after the driver left it partially parked on the roadside.

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He said that it was dark and foggy in the morning a move that adversely affected visibility leading to the accident along the busy road.

“The driver tried evading ramming the lorry from behind but ended hitting it on the side and in the process, one woman died while two male passengers were injured,” he said.

The CEO Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Dr Julius Jwan confirmed the accident adding that the injured were in Kijabe Mission Hospital.

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