In Summary
  • County Police Commander Patrick Wambani said preliminary investigations indicated that the driver lost control after the vehicle's brakes failed.
  • On December 21, 11 people died when a matatu and a petrol trailer collided at Kaburengu on Webuye-Eldoret highway in Kakamega County.
  • Following the high number of accident deaths in December last year, the Interior ministry carried out a crackdown from November for the reinforcement of Michuki rules.

Six people died on Saturday in a crash on Kapsabet-Chemelil road, Nandi County, after a matatu veered off the road and rolled several times.

County Police Commander Patrick Wambani said preliminary investigations indicated that the driver lost control after the vehicle's brakes failed.

THE VICTIMS

Mr Wambani said five people died at the scene in Chebarus and one en route to hospital.

Five of the victims were among people who had hired the vehicle to ferry to Bomet County for a wedding while the sixth victim had been standing by the road when she was hit.

At least seven people were taken to nearby hospitals, including Moi and Kapsabet referral, with critical injuries.

On December 21, 11 people died when a matatu and a petrol trailer collided at Kaburengu on Webuye-Eldoret highway in Kakamega County.

Bungoma County Police Commander, Francis Sang, said reports indicated that the accident took place after the brakes of the trailer failed.

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