, NAIROBI, Kenya, August 3 – Five people died in a road accident that occurred in Gilgil on Saturday after a bus they were traveling in lost control and rolled several times.
Traffic commandant Samuel Kimaru told Capital FM news that the bus that was ferrying passengers from Nairobi to Siaya overturned after the driver hit a culvert.
Those killed include a man and three women who died on the spot in the 1 am incident—according to police.
“The bus veered off the road as the driver attempted to avoid hitting an oncoming trailer,” Kimaru said “it is apparent the bus was on a high speed at the time of the accident.”
Forty five other passengers were injured in the accident and taken to the Gilgil District Hospital where some were still admitted.
Kimaru said the driver was not familiar with the route as the vehicle plies the City Centre- Dandora route.
“The driver took advantage of the many commuters and decided to ferry them to Nyanza with total disregard of the traffic regulations,” he stated.
Worrying crime statistics released by the Traffic Department recently show that over 2000 people have been killed and over 10,000 injued in road accidents since January.