8 relatives admitted to MTRH after accident that killed 6 others

They were heading to a funeral in Kakamega when the accident occured.

In Summary
  • The accident occured at Mumberes along the busy highway after a matatu they were travelling in towards Eldoret collided head-on with a lorry that was heading to Nakuru.
  • CEO of the hospital Dr Phillip Kirwa says those admitted include four who were in critical situation.
The wreckages of vehicles involved in the crash.
The wreckages of vehicles involved in the crash.

Eight family members are admitted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret following an accident that left six others dead along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway.

The accident occurred on Monday evening.

The accident occured at Mumberes along the busy highway after a matatu they were travelling in towards Eldoret collided head-on with a lorry that was heading to Nakuru.

CEO of the hospital Dr Phillip Kirwa says those admitted include four who were in critical situation.

"They all have multiple fractures and some of them will undergo surgery," said Dr Kirwa.

Chief for Mumberes area Nicholas Rotich said the matatu involved in the accident was carrying mourners who were headed for a funeral in Kakamega County.

"It seems the driver of the lorry lost control of the vehicle leading to the head-on crash," said Rotich.

This comes amid rising fatalities in road accidents in the country within the last three months.

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has warned that the government will introduce new traffic regulations in a bid to curb road carnage.

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