, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – At least six passengers were injured Wednesday morning in an accident involving a bus and a private car at the junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Muindi Mbingu Street.
The accident happened outside I&M Building.
It took the arrival of a fire engine and several Good Samaritans to free several passengers who had been trapped inside the bus.
Witnesses said the bus was speeding when it hit the saloon car at about 6 am.
The injured were rushed to hospital and the accident comes at a time when such incidents are on the increase with more than 300 killed and hundreds of others injured in a month.
This followed various incidences on Tuesday where one person was killed and 68 others injured in three separate road accidents in Machakos and Mwingi in a worrying trend of road carnage in the country.
The fatal accident where 12 people were injured occurred at Kaviti plains on Mombasa road when a matatu from Voi rammed a stationary truck.
The two other accidents occurred in Mwingi and Maanzoni where 56 people were injured when two mini buses overturned.
Concerns are mounting over road safety in the country-with focus shifting to the National Transport and Safety Authority and the traffic department, which is accused of laxity in enforcement and corruption leading to massive fatalities on public roads.