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Another horrid road crash along Nakuru-Eldoret highway claims 10 lives
By Wambui Mbuthia | Updated Dec 17, 2017 at 11:25 EAT
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Wreckage of a matatu from a past accident
SUMMARY
  • Over 150 people have lost their lives in the month of December through road accidents
  • The latest last night claimed 10 lives as the matatu they were traveling in rammed into an oncoming truck
  • This comes even as NTSA and traffic police have been asked to be vigilant this festive season

Another grisly accident along Nakuru-Eldoret Highway claimed 10 lives on Saturday, December 16 at 930pm.

According to sources, the matatu ferrying passengers rammed into an oncoming lorry while trying to overtake.

Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome confirmed the incident which comes barely a week after another multiple cars crash at the dreaded Sachangwan claimed 15 lives along the same highway.


On December 9, seven musicians from a well-known Kalenjin music group (Kenene international band), died in a grisly road accident at Maraba near Total along Nakuru-Eldoret highway.


On the same day, over 20 lives were lost when an Administration Police truck they were traveling in was involved in an accident at Moinonin along the Marigat-Loruk road in Tiaty, Baringo County.


A week ago on December 11, another 19 lives were lost as a matatu rammed into a sugarcane tractor dragging other private vehicles into the mess at Kamukuywa Bridge along the Kitale-Webuye road.

The accident is among the many that have claimed over 150 lives in the festive month of December with Kenyans urging National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to up their game to ensure that fewer lives are lost on the roads.

The recent series of road carnage caught the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta and he asked the Kenya Police Service to be strict on motorists flouting traffic rules. He made this remarks during the recently celebrated Jamhuri Day fete.

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