By Philip Mwakio
MOMBASA, KENYA: Two children died instantly when they were hit by a speeding car along the scenic Mama Ngina drive ,Mombasa County on Sunday morning.
According to Mombasa Traffic Police Commandant , Joshua Omukata, the accident happened at around 7.00 am.
'' Two youths who were walking along the Mama Ngina drive section were hit by a vehicle make Land Cruiser which was trying to negotiate a sharp bend,'' he said.
He disclosed that the driver of the vehicle who is of Asian origin was slightly injured after his vehicle plunged into a ditch.
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''We are holding the driver for questioning after he was treated and discharged from the Coast Provincial General Hospital,'' he said.
Police did not disclose the identities of the driver and slain children.
In the meantime, the Traffic boss said police are reviewing the new traffic rules imposed by the Mombasa County government and the Kenya National Highway Authority (Kenha) to control traffic especially in Mombasa mainland west.
'' Many people including tourists arriving from Nairobi and outside the country who land at the Moi International airport have either been arriving at their destinations late or missing flight connections all together due to congestion on the roads as a result of trucks flouting road rules,'' he said.
He urged motorists and road users to be tolerant and adapt to the new traffic regulations as authorities move to decongest the road network within Mombasa city.