Govt launches investigations into tragic canter accident

By Beth Nyaga

The government has launched investigations into Saturday night’s tragic accident that left at least 39 people dead.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaisery says six people were injured in the accident.

Four victims were taken to the Naivasha Mt Longonot Medical Centre while two were treated and discharged.

Two other survivors have been admitted at the Nairobi hospital; one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and while the other is said to be in stable condition.

This even as Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera says the government will improve design of bumps and their signage.

Nyakera also said that the said vehicle was a canter and not a tanker as earlier reported.

“The canter had every right to be on the Nairobi-Naivasha Highway, the driver did not break any law in this regard,” Nyakera added.

According to a preliminary police report released on Sunday morning, the truck (registration number UAK 519C) hit a bump before its driver lost control and rammed into a vehicle in front and other vehicles before it burst into flames.

“The fire spread very fast burning 10 other vehicles. A General Service Unit (GSU) Land Cruiser registration number GK B 961G was also burnt, killing the officers on board. Most bodies were burnt beyond recognition,” said the police report.

All the bodies, Mr Maasai said, will be taken to Naivasha mortuary.

The Kenya Red Cross has set up an information desk at the Naivasha police station where relatives have been urged to report their missing ones for identification.


Latest posts

Six capital offenders escape Nanyuki GK Prison

Beth Nyaga

Women rights organisations call for proper implementation of SGBV laws

Beth Nyaga

Security agents critisized for failing to put an end to banditry in Laikipia

Beth Nyaga

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More