British tourist dies in road accident

The mangled car that the Briton and her friend were travelling in along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. [Antony Gitonga, Standard]

A British tourist and her friend died in a road accident on Thursday along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The 3am accident occurred after the vehicle the duo were travelling in rammed a lorry at Raini area, 20kms from Naivasha occurred.

The two died on the spot while the driver was admitted to Naivasha sub-county hospital in critical condition.

The occupants of the lorry escaped unscathed.

Naivasha OCPD Stephen Kirui said the woman had been picked up at JKIA in Nairobi by a friend and the driver and they were on their way to Nakuru when the accident occurred.

Initial investigations indicated that the driver of the vehicle swerved from his lane and rammed the Nairobi-bound Lorry.

“In the process the British national who was visiting the country and one male died on the spot while their driver was seriously injured and is admitted to the sub-county hospital,” he said.

The bodies were removed to the Naivasha mortuary while the wreckage was towed to the area police station and an inquiry file opened.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man was lynched in Kayole estate in Naivasha after he was found breaking into a residential house.

His two accomplices escaped.

Residents decried rising cases of burglary in the estate located off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The suspects had entered into the residential plot and were in the process of breaking into one of the houses when an alarm was raised.

A witness, Samuel Mwai said that members of the public managed to catch up with one suspect and beat him to death.