In Summary
  • A matatu in Mololine Sacco rammed into a stationary lorry near Sukunanga shopping centre in Uasin Gishu County.
  • Eldoret East divisional police commander Richard Omanga noted that the area is a major blackspot.
  • Due to the many accidents on the highway, the government is planning to construct an accident emergency unit near Kapkoi between Bayiete and Kerita along Nauru-Eldoret highway.

Three people died while sic were injured in an accident on Eldoret-Nakuru highway in the wee hours of Sunday.

A matatu in Mololine Sacco rammed into a stationary lorry near Sukunanga shopping centre in Uasin Gishu County.

SLEEP

Eldoret East divisional police commander Richard Omanga noted that the area is a major blackspot.

“The driver of the Nissan may have slept,” Mr Omanga added and asked motorists to be cautious.

Those injured were taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the body to the mortuary at the facility.

About a week ago, two people died on the highway at Matharu in Burnt Forest.

The accident involved a Nissan and a lorry whose driver had been speeding when a tyre burst causing him to lose control.

“This is a blackspot. Drivers ought to be more cautious especially during the festive season. We ask the Kenya National Highways Authority to erect bumps to help prevent deaths," one said.

EMERGENCY UNIT

Due to the many accidents on the highway, the government is planning to construct an accident emergency unit near Kapkoi between Bayiete and Kerita along Nauru-Eldoret highway. Several accidents have taken place in this area.

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