Toll from Githurai accident rises to six

July 26, 2013 6:08 am


The accident occurred at Githurai on the Thika Superhighway/FILE
The accident occurred at Githurai on the Thika Superhighway/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 – The death toll from the accident that occurred in Nairobi’s Githurai area late on Thursday had risen to six, with nine more victims still hospitalized.

Four people died on the spot when a bus ploughed into a crowd, leaving several people injured. Most of them were treated and discharged.

“Two more people succumbed to injuries last (Thursday) night, and we have nine still in hospital,” Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui told Capital FM News.

Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru said most of the people injure in the accident were taken to hospital by good samaritans.

Nairobi Deputy Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana described the accident as “horrific.”

“We have not established the cause of the accident but witnesses have said the bus was at a high speed at the time of the accident,” he said.

Kenya’s road safety record has worsened lately, with road accidents having killed about 2,000 people since January.

National Police Chief David Kimaiyo has directed traffic police officers to be strict while enforcing traffic regulations on the road.


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