- The Toyota Landcruiser vehicle they were using was badly damaged.
- Police said the herders helped to rescue and evacuate them to hospital.
A senior police officer was admitted to hospital after his car was involved in an accident along Moyale-Marsabit road in Sololo, Marsabit County.
The Marsabit Criminal Investigations Officer Luka Tumbo was admitted to Sololo Mission Hospital alongside his driver.
On Sunday evening, the driver was racing on the Moyale-Marsabit road when he saw a herd of camels crossing the road.
According to the officer, the driver tried to avoid hitting the herd of camels in vain, forcing the car to veer off the road and roll before landing in a swampy area.
The Toyota Landcruiser vehicle they were using was badly damaged. Police said the herders helped to rescue and evacuate them to hospital.
Tumbo became unconscious while the driver had slight injuries and they were both rushed to Sololo Mission Hospital where they were admitted in stable condition.
The officer was on an official tour of the area and was returning to the base when the incident happened.
Rider, passengers injured
In the Kijipwa area, Kilifi, a rider and his pillion passengers were injured after they hit a cow that was crossing the road.
The rider told police they were heading to Mtwapa area along Mombasa-Malindi road at about 1 am on Monday when a cow strayed to the road.
They were both rushed to Vipingo Health Center for treatment before the rider was later referred to Kilifi County Hospital while unconscious.
Police say such accidents are common on some highways where animals cross abruptly and cautioned drivers to be more careful.