• Rarieda subcounty police commander Everline Cherotich on Wednesday said two people died on the spot.
• Four others succumbed to their injuries while being rushed to Bondo Subcounty Hospital.
Six people died on Tuesday evening in a grisly road accident that involved a matatu and a lorry on Bondo –Kisumu highway near Katuju area.
They included a three-year-old child.
Rarieda subcounty police commander Everline Cherotich on Wednesday said two people died on the spot, while four others succumbed to their injuries while being rushed to Bondo Subcounty Hospital.
Cherotich said the two vehicles collided head-on when the lorry, which was moving towards Bondo town, swerved to avoid hitting a van whose driver had lost control.
She said they could not immediately determine the number of passengers who were on the matatu as some had been removed by road users and taken to hospital by the time the police arrived at the scene.
They, however, launched investigations into the accident and cautioned motorists to be cautious when approaching the spot, saying another accident occurred there last weekend and one person died.
Meanwhile, a sombre mood engulfed Bondo Subcouty Hospital after Doreen Ang’asa, the facility's laboratory manager, perished in another road accident.
Hospital staff had yet to come to terms with her demise. They described her as a humble team leader who had a listening ear for everyone around her.