- The accident occurred after a lorry that was driving downhill veered off and rammed into a personal car carrying the priest.
- Meanwhile, scores of passengers were stranded along the Mai Mahiu-Limuru road for over four following an accident involving five trailers.
The Nairobi-Nakuru highway has yet again claimed more lives after a Catholic priest died in another grisly road accident involving a fleet of vehicles.
The accident near Kinungi Centre in Naivasha involved five vehicles and left more than 20 people including three minors seriously injured.
The accident occurred after a lorry that was driving downhill veered off and rammed into a personal car carrying the priest.
According to Job Mbuthia from Naivasha Safety Group, on impact, the lorry lost control and hit another lorry that was heading in the opposite direction.
He said that the 2 am accident attracted motorists who parked by the roadside to assist those injured or trapped in the wrecks.
“In the process, a bus that was heading to Western Kenya veered off the road to avoid ramming into the wrecks and ended up hitting a Nissan matatu that was parked by the roadside,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Benjamin Boen confirmed the incident adding that the injured were rushed to Naivasha subcounty hospital where six were admitted.
“We had an accident involving five cars along the highway where a Catholic priest lost his life while scores of others were injured,” he said.
Meanwhile, scores of passengers were stranded along the Mai Mahiu-Limuru road for over four following an accident involving five trailers.
The situation was worsened by overlapping drivers along the narrow section of the road following the morning accident near Mai Mahui town.
A driver of one of the truck drivers, Joe Mureithi said that they were losing tens of hours every month due to the perennial jams on the section of the road.
“Two trailers were involved in an accident crossing one side of the road and within 30 minutes, the road was impassable due to overlapping drivers,” he said.
Mureithi, who had spent three hours on the road, admitted that the solution lay in expanding the road to beat the weekly snarl-ups.
“Apart from the overlapping drivers there is a need to think on how this road can be widened as the flow of traffic has also increased,” he said.