Six killed in Narok as bus collides with lorry
SIX people died and another six injured yesterday following a road accident on the Narok–Mai Mahiu highway. The accident occurred near Duka Moja trading centre in Narok North when a bus collided head-on with an oncoming lorry canter. The bus is suspected to have been speeding.
Narok Police Boss Peterson Maelo said five people, including the bus driver died on the spot while a middle-aged woman died on arrival at Kijabe Mission Hospital. Maelo said those injured are receiving treatment at Narok District Hospital. The bus was heading to Nairobi from Kisii while the lorry was from Mai Mahiu to Narok town.
The bodies were taken to Narok District Hospital. The police chief warned the drivers and matatu operators against careless driving. He said those who flout the traffic rules will face the law. A witness said the bus was speeding downhill. “I was watching the bus at a distance when I heard a big blast. And hit a lorry and then swerved off the road,” said Kamau, charcoal dealer.
He added the locals had a difficult time trying to retrieve the bodies from the mangled vehicle. It is barely one week since another seven people were killed in two separate road accident at the same area. In the first incident, a 74-year-old tourist was killed after the tour van she was travelling in collided with a bus.
In the second, six people died including the driver when the rear tyre of the Nairobi-bound matatu they were travelling in burst. Narok senate aspirant Andrew ole Sunkuli called upon the matatu crews to reduce road carnage by obeying traffic rules as it has robbed lives of innocent Kenyans. “The government should identify the area as a black spot area as it has claimed many lives,” said Sunkuli.