Friday, 25 October 2013

Nine killed, 3 injured in Narok accident

Nine people died on the spot and other three critically injured after the vehicles they were travelling in involved in a road accident in Narok County.

The accident happened at Pinyiny area along the busy Narok-Mai Mahiu highway.

Narok OCPD Peterson Maelo said the accident occurred at after the Nissan mitatu lost control after tyre bust and hit oncoming bus.

The Nissan, which belongs to Bomet Liners, was heading to Bomet from Nairobi while the Transline bus was going to Nairobi from Kisii.

The injured were taken to Narok District Hospital while the bodies were taken to the hospital’s mortuary.

Eye witness told the Star that the driver of the Nissan was speeding before it started swaying from one side to the other after hitting rail.

“One of the injured who happens to be the bus driver, is in critical condition while the other two sustained minor injuries,” said Maelo.

He urged the road users to observe the traffic rules as many lives have been lost through road carnage.

CIC chairman Charles Nyachae while at the scene described the accident as unfortunately and called on road users to develop a culture where respect takes precedence on our roads.

“As a country, we need to develop a national road culture where those speeding are condemned by all of us,” he said.

The scene is the same spot where 41 people were killed in one and half months ago.

Two weeks ago, church leaders held prayers on the accident prone roads in Narok County.

The group held procession in Narok-Mai Mahiu highway, Narok-Ewaso Nyiro road and Narok-Nakuru road.

They visited black spots areas including Pinyiny area that recently killed 42 people and injured other more than 33 in road crash that involved City to City bus company.

Also, as a show of unity, the traffic officers from Ntulele police station led by Corporal David Chumo joined the special prayers.

Friday 25 October 2013


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