In Summary
  • The Probox was overloaded, carrying two more passengers than the maximum of five.
  • The tyre burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing to overturn.

Two women have been killed and five people injured after a white Probox crashed at Nyakwere area near Katito, Kisumu County, on Monday evening.

Nyanza Regional Traffic Police Commandant Andrew Naibei told the Nation that the vehicle tyre burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it overturned.

OVERLOADED

The Probox was overloaded – seven people were on board instead of the maximum five, the traffic police chief said.

The occupants were coming from a funeral in Kendu Bay, Homa Bay County, when the car crashed on the Kisumu-Katito-Kendu Bay highway.

“The white Probox had a rear right tyre burst. The vehicle rolled several times before landing off the road,” said Mr Naibei.

“The two women died on the spot. The driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and another passenger had serious injuries on the leg.”

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