14 more people die in Kenyan road mishap

September 19, 2011 3:38 pm

, MWINGI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Another road accident involving a Public Service Vehicle on Monday morning claimed the lives of at least 14 Kenyans near Mwingi town.

Kenya Red Cross officials said 33 survivors were rushed to the Mwingi District Hospital where three were admitted.

The Nairobi-bound bus was travelling from Garissa and witnesses say the driver was speeding at the time of the crash.

Traffic Commandant Joseph ole Tito said four adults and four children died on the spot.

He said his officers would continue with ongoing operations to rid Kenyan roads of rogue drivers and defective vehicles.

On Saturday morning, 11 people perished near Voi when a Nairobi-bound bus collided with an oncoming truck.

Last month 23 people were killed in Mbooni when the driver of the bus they were travelling in lost control and plunged into a river.

In the same month 10 people also died in an accident on the Meru-Chuka highway.

Statistics available at the Traffic Headquarters in Nairobi show an increase in the number of accidents in the country, particularly on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, Thika Highway and Mombasa road where up to 20 people are killed weekly.

On July 6, former Voi Member of Parliament Boniface Mghanga was killed in a road accident on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway when his vehicle rammed into a stationary truck near Manyani GK Prison.

Other incidents include the death of 10 people who died last month on Thika-Nyeri highway and 10 others who died when a matatu collided with a truck at Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

In Nairobi, at least three people mainly pedestrians are killed daily in road accidents that occur on various roads according to police.


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