A motorist hit two girls, killing them instantly as they crossed the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The two, aged four and seven, were crossing the road near Kihoto Estate in Naivasha when the accident occurred.
The driver took the minors to Naivasha sub-county hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver later fled the hospital, leaving behind the bodies and his car. Police were informed, and later they towed the car to Naivasha police station.
According to Geoffrey Kibe, the girls were part of a group that intended to cross the road together, but left the rest in a seeming split-second decision that saw them cross the road without checking for coming vehicles.
“The accident occurred so fast and there was little that the driver could do. As a result, the two girls lost their lives,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said they were pursuing the driver of the car involved in the accident.
“We are detaining the car that was involved in the accident, where two girls lost their lives while crossing the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road,” he said.
The accident came a day after two motorcyclists were hit and killed by a trailer on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
A passenger on the motorcycle was seriously injured in the accident that occurred near Kikopey trading center.
Meanwhile, the search for a man who was swept by raging waters of River Malewa last week has now been extended to Lake Naivasha.
This follows a major but fruitless search by divers along the river for the Morendat farm worker who is feared to have drowned while on an assignment.
“We have decided to extend our search for the body to the lake and we shall have to hire more divers to help,” said Simon Kanja, an elder from Olmagogo village.
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