In Summary
  • Maara OCPD Johnston Kabusia said they had launched investigations to establish the cause of the accident.

  • The injured were rushed to Chuka County Referral Hospital for treatment.

  • Maara OCPD Johnston Kabusia urged motorists to avoid speeding.

Three people were critically injured in a road accident involving a 14-seater matatu and a truck.

The accident occurred on Friday morning at Giampampo area on the Meru-Nairobi highway, Tharaka-Nithi County.  

According to eye-witnesses, the driver of the matatu moving towards Nairobi from Meru town direction was trying to overtake another vehicle when it hit an oncoming truck.

“The truck tried to avoid a head on collision with the speeding matatu,” said Ms Violet Gatwiri, an eye witness.


Mr James Mutegi, another witness, said they were forced to cut parts of the matatu using an axe to rescue the diver who was trapped in the wreckage.

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