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Four killed, 8 injured in Webuye-Malaba highway crash

Accidents have been on the rise along the road following traffic snarl-ups caused by long queues of trucks

In Summary
  • Bungoma South police commander Kimwele cautioned public service vehicles and road users to be careful while using the road.
  • He urged truck drivers to ensure that they park their trucks properly to avoid frequent accidents.
Bungoma South Police Commander Benjamin Kimwele.
Bungoma South Police Commander Benjamin Kimwele.
Image: TONY WAFULA
The wreckage of the vehicle that was involved in an accident.
The wreckage of the vehicle that was involved in an accident.
Image: TONY WAFULA

Four people died after a matatu hit a stationary trailer on the Webuye-Malaba highway.

Bungoma South police commander Benjamin Kimwele said eight others were injured during the Sunday 11pm accident at Makotelo near Mabanga market. The matatu belongs to Bungoma line bus company. 

“I received calls and messages at night informing me that there was a fatal accident in Mabanga on the Webuye-Malaba highway. We are saddened about the rising number of accidents that are occurring on this road,” Kimwele said.

The police boss said the injured are receiving treatment at Bungoma County Referral Hospital.

Road accidents have been on the rise on the Webuye-Malaba road due a traffic snarl-up caused by the long queues of trucks following a Covid-19 clearance crisis at the border.

Kimwele cautioned public service vehicles and road users to be careful while using the road, adding that the queues will end soon.

He urged truck drivers to park their trucks properly to avoid frequent accidents.

(edited by Amol Awuor)