In Summary
  • Five of the passengers died on the spot, including the driver, while four other people died on arrival at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.

  • Among the dead was the driver’s mother, who had also pleaded with her son to stop speeding. She died on the spot.

  • Bodies of the deceased were taken to the Nyahururu Country Referral Hospital Mortuary.

Passengers in a matatu that crashed on the Nyeri-Nyahururu Road killing five on the spot had protested and warned the driver against speeding shortly before the accident, it has emerged.

Survivors of the accident said the driver — a teacher at Baari Primary School in Mairo-Inya township, identified as Mr Wellington King’ori — who was also the owner of the vehicle, had ignored their pleas to slow down before the 14-seater matatu rolled several times at Mahiga. Police and survivors say he lost control of the vehicle.

The death toll rose to nine, after other passengers died while receiving treatment. Three of the causalities, including the driver, were members of one family.

Five of the passengers died on the spot, including the driver, while four other people, including a two-year-old who had accompanied her grandmother, died on arrival at Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.

Among the dead was the driver’s mother, who had also pleaded with her son to stop speeding. She died on the spot.

MOURNERS

Bodies of the deceased were taken to the Nyahururu Country Referral Hospital Mortuary.

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