Four people were killed and six others injured after a matatu they were traveling in lost control, rolling several times at Katakala area along the Bomet-Narok road.
According to area County Police Commander Adan Yunis, the accident occurred after the matatu which was ferrying 10 passengers hit an oncoming vehicle before the driver lost control veering 200meters off the road.
“It was around 7am this morning when the matatu belonging to Super Premium Sacco which was heading to Narok hit a vehicle being driven by a catholic priest,” said Mr Yunis.
Among those who died, were two women, one man and a boy under the age of 10 while three were seriously injured and three others suffered minor injuries.
He however confirmed that no one was injured in the other vehicle.
The police boss said that the injured were rushed to Narok County Referral Hospital where they are receiving treatment while the four bodies were also taken to the facility’s mortuary.
Mr Yunis speculated that the accident could have been caused by over speeding and appealed to drivers of public service vehicles to exercise caution to avert loss of lives especially as the Easter holiday nears.
“Many Kenyans are traveling to various destinations using public means of transport and I urge all drivers to strictly observe traffic rules so that passengers get to their destinations safely,” he warned.
The incident brings to eight the number of people killed in road accidents in the area in just a week.
Last week Wednesday, Four people were killed and four injured after a private vehicle lost control at Ng’oswani area along Narok- Sekenani road.
Following the incident, two women died on the spot while four others were rushed to Narok County referral hospital for further treatment.
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