17 people killed in separate road accidents
In just a day, 17 people perished in separate road accidents in five counties.
Six people, among them two children, died in Isiolo town after a truck which lost control crashed into three shops.
Twelve people were injured in the crash and are receiving treatment at Isiolo Referral Hospital.
Witnesses said the trailer was on high speed before it crashed.
In Nyamira, five people perished and four others were injured after a matatu they were traveling in hit a stationary trailer in Nyamoke along the Kisii-Nyamira road. Four people were injured.
In the neighbouring Kisii County, one matatu driver died after his vehicle was involved in an accident along the Migori-Kisii road.
The body has since been moved to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.
In Nakuru County, four people died after their car hit a lorry ferrying sand in Kinungi area.
Witnesses said the driver of the saloon car was trying to overtake the lorry when the accident occurred.
The driver of the lorry has since recorded statement with the police.
One person has also died in a road accident in Muraka along Kakamega-Kisumu road.
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), 784 Kenyans have perished on the road between January and February 27, 2022 compared to more than 100 within the same period last year.
NTSA and the traffic department have launched a countrywide traffic enforcement operations against rogue motorists to curb the rising cases of road accidents.
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