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One person dead, 10 injured as KDF truck veers off Nakuru highway

Wreckage of the KDF truck involved in a road accident. [Kennedy Gachuhi, Standard]

A member of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been confirmed dead after a vehicle they were traveling in was involved in an accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo said that the vehicle was heading to Nairobi from North Rift.

"A truck ferrying members of the KDF from Eldoret to Embakasi, Nairobi has been involved in an accident. Unfortunately, we lost one while receiving treatment at the Rift Valley General Hospital,” said Mwanzo.

The police boss said that the cause of the accident was not immediately established.

"It happened just below the Njoro interchange along the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway. The driver of the truck lost control and veered off the road," said Mwanzo.

He explained that several others were rushed to PGH with serious injuries.

"Ten members of KDF were first attended to at the Nakuru hospital. Majority have already been airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment," said Mwanzo.