At least two people died on the spot and scores seriously injured following a grisly accident along the busy Mombasa – Nairobi Highway on Sunday, December 24.
According to a police report seen by The Kenya Times, the accident involved a Mash Poa Bus and a Mercedes Benz trailer which collision.
Police further said that the accident occurred near Taru Town Center, leaving a trail of devastation.
“Two people died in a traffic road accident involving a Mash Poa bus and a Mercedes Benz trailer, that occurred on December 24, 2023, morning at Taru Town Center, along Mombasa -Nairobi Highway,” the statement read in part.
20 passengers sustained serious injuries including two children and were rushed to Samburu Sub County Hospital for treatment.
Preliminary reports indicated that the driver of the trailer veered into the oncoming lane, forcing the bus driver to swerve in a desperate attempt to avoid collision.
Consequently, the bodies of the deceased were transported to Kinango Sub County Hospital Mortuary.
Other Recent Accidents
Sadly, on Saturday, December 23, an Isuzu bus belonging to TOSHA Bus Service lost control near the Kalemng’orok Trading Center in Turkana County.
The bus, traveling from Nairobi to Kakuma, veered off the road and struck a group of pedestrians seated by the roadside, leaving four dead on the scene.
According to reports, one woman sustained serious injuries and was initially taken to Lokichar Sub-County Hospital for treatment. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was later referred to the Lodwar County and Referral Hospital for further care.
The four individuals who lost their lives transferred to the Lodwar County Referral Hospital Mortuary, where post-mortem examinations will be conducted.
The National Police Service is urging all motorists to exercise extreme caution and strictly adhere to traffic regulations during this busy festive season.
Distracted driving, speeding, and reckless maneuvers can have devastating consequences, and the authorities are determined to prevent further tragedies on the roads.
According to a report by the National Transport and Safety Authority, the country has lost a total of 4,139 people on roads by December 20 in 2023.
However, this is a reduction of 8.4 percent compared to 4, 517 who perished by the same date in 2022.
Nonetheless, a total of 21684 people has been involved in accidents for the same period in 2023.