- The matatu rammed the tractor belonging to Sukari Industries as it tried to overtake it.
- Those injured were taken to Ndhiwa Sub-County Hospital and Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
A traffic rule barring sugarcane tractors against operating on the roads before 6am has come under scrutiny following an accident that claimed three lives in Homa Bay County on Friday.
Three people died in the accident involving a matatu and a sugarcane tractor.
The accident happened between Mirogi trading centre and Ndhiwa.
According to Homa Bay police commander Marius Tum, the matatu rammed the tractor belonging to Sukari Industries as it tried to overtake it.
“The three died on the spot as the matatu tried to overtake the sugarcane tractor,” Mr Tum said.
Mr Tum could not immediately confirm if the tractor had gone against the traffic rule but said an investigation had been launched into the incident that happened moments after 6am.
“We are engaging the sugar company to investigate if the tractor could have been operating at odd hours,” he said, adding that the bodies were taken to Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.