Four people lost their lives after the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a grisly road accident along Mai Mahiu-Narok highway on Wednesday night.
The dead were aboard a public service vehicle headed for Nairobi from Narok when their vehicle collided head on with a lorry coming from the opposite direction at around 7 pm. Among the dead was a police chaplain based in Narok.
The driver of the lorry, said to have speeding at the time of the accident, is said to have lost control of the vehicle just before the accident happened. The matatu,belonging to Narok line shuttle services, is said to have been attempting to overtake a tractor at the time of the accident.
Confirming the incident, Narok county police commander Mutoro Kizito said eight other passengers sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the Narok county referral hospital. This even as he called on drivers to be cautious while on the road saying most accidents on the country’s roads are as a result of human error.
But even as the drivers came under the spotlight, police were also blamed for acts and commissions with some of the survivors accusing them of doing little to enforce traffic regulations.
Police are hunting for the lorry driver who is said to have escaped shortly after the accident.
Last evening’s accident came amid concern over increased cases of road carnage across the country’s roads with the country having recorded dozens of fatalities in recent weeks. This despite the presence of stiff traffic regulations as well as police officers manning major highways