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January 20, 2018

Four killed in Garissa-Wajir road accident

"The bus was on its way to Wajir with more than 50 passengers." /The Star
"The bus was on its way to Wajir with more than 50 passengers." /The Star

Four people died on Saturday morning in a bus and lorry accident on Garissa- Wajir road.

The bus rammed into the lorry, that was stationary, in Habaswen area at about 1am.

It was on its way to Wajir with more than 50 passengers.

Police said many people were injured in the accident and that they were taken to several local hospitals. They launched investigations.

Kenya loses an average of 3,000 lives through road accidents annually, placing it among countries with the highest numbers globally.

As a result, the government, through various players, has tried to put mechanisms in place to reduce these incidents.

This started in 2014 with the introduction and publication of the Legal Notice No. 23 in the Kenya Gazette which outlines guidelines on management of public service vehicles.

More on this: 2017: The year of high number of road crashes

Also read: What road accidents cost the economy

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