Three dead, 12 injured after multiple-car accident in Kapiti

"Coast traffic commandant Emmanuel Okanda said the six died after a lorry collided with a matatu."
"Coast traffic commandant Emmanuel Okanda said the six died after a lorry collided with a matatu."

Three people died in a multiple-vehicle accident on Nairobi-Mombasa highway on Thursday night.

The incident

at Kapiti plains in Machakos county

left 12 people injured.

Machakos county police commander Samuel Mukindia said on Friday morning that the crash took place took place after a matatu driver tried to overtake several vehicles.

“The driver miscalculated and rammed into a trailer before being hit from behind,” said Mukindia.

The injured were taken to

Machakos Level 5 Hospital.

The bodies were taken to the hospital's mortuary and the wreckage dragged to Kyumbi police station.