2 confirmed dead, scores rushed to hospital in grisly road accident

Two people died on the spot while several others were injured after a matatu plunged into Sondu Miriu River.

The accident which happened along the Kisii-Kisumu highway left the driver of the matatu dead on the spot while one passenger was pronounced dead on arrival at Sigowet Hospital.

According to Kericho County police commander Silas Gichunge, the matatu which was heading to Eldoret collided with a lorry which was ferrying mattresses towards Kisii.

The accident attracted hundreds of curious onlookers from the area of scene which resulted in heavy traffic snarl-up along the busy Kisii- Kisumu highway, with police having a hectic time controlling the crowd.

While confirming the incident, the police boss stated that the accident happened after the driver of the matatu lost control due to what he suspected to be brake failure.

However, the number of the injured passengers could not be confirmed immediately.

Sources revealed that the wrecked vehicle was pulled out of the Sondu Miriu River and towed to Sondu Police Station.

This comes after three people had been killed in a deadly highway accident, after a Boda Boda they were riding on was involved in a head-on collision with an oncoming bus today earlier in the morning.

According to the eye-witness, the Boda Boda rider was trying to overtake a Probox they were both heading with towards Garissa town but realized too late when the bus was too close while he tried to slow down.

“The rider who was speeding had just overtaken the Probox, he then tried to turn to his side but hit the car and was thrown into the bus lane hitting it head-on,” said the witness who requested anonymity.

The three, a Boda Boda rider and his two pillion passengers died on the spot along Garissa-Nairobi highway just two kilometers from the Garissa town at corner Punda.

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