Artiste, troupe killed in Saturday night collision on Nakuru-Eldoret highway

December 10, 2017 10:24 am
The accident occurred on Saturday night along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway/FILE

, NAKURU, Kenya, Dec 10 – Six people perished on the spot in a road accident at Lamar along the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway.

Those who died were travelling in a saloon car towards Nakuru and collided head on with a truck that was going in the opposite direction.

Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer,  Zero Arome said among those who died in the accident that occurred 8:30pm on Saturday night included a local artist and his five dancers.

“Heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Weldon Cheruiyot of Kenene International and his troupe following a tragic road crash last evening. We also mourn with those who lost their loved ones in the accident at Moinonin,” Deputy President William Ruto tweeted.

Adding: “Motorists should exercise caution and adhere to traffic rules and regulations, especially during this festive season to avoid further loss of lives.”

The accident occurred just hours after 14 were killed in another accident in Baringo.

The bodies of the six were taken to Molo District Hospital.


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