Four killed, six in­jured af­ter a matatu rolls on Lang’ata Road

It is un­clear how many peo­ple were in the PSV as oth­ers might have run away in fear, po­lice boss Koome says

The Star (Kenya) - - News - NANCY AGUTU AND AN­DREW MBUVA @TheS­tarKenya

Four peo­ple were killed yes­ter­day and six in­jured af­ter the ve­hi­cle they were trav­el­ling in over­turned on Lang’ata Road, Nairobi.

Four suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and all six were rushed to hospi­tal, Nairobi po­lice com­man­der Japheth Koome told the Star.

“The driver of the matatu was driv­ing from On­gata Ron­gai when he lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle,” he said.

“The matatu rolled but it is not clear how many peo­ple were in the matatu since oth­ers might have run away in fear.”

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, two peo­ple were killed on Satur­day in an ac­ci­dent at Kwa Makaa on the Thika–Garissa road af­ter a sa­loon car col­lided with a truck.

The driver of the car lost con­trol and crashed into the on­com­ing truck.

Yatta po­lice boss Ed­ward Changach said the driver and a pas­sen­ger died on the spot.

An­other pas­sen­ger suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and was rushed to the Matuu Level 4 Hospi­tal.

The truck driver and a pas­sen­ger es­caped un­hurt.

Changach urged driv­ers to be care­ful as they ap­proach the Kwa Makaa area, as it is a black spot.

“We have lost very many lives in road ac­ci­dents along this stretch,” he said.

The two ve­hi­cles were towed to the Matuu po­lice sta­tion.

The in­ci­dent comes only days af­ter two peo­ple died in sep­a­rate ac­ci­dents on the busy Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

In the first in­ci­dent, a teenager sell­ing sug­ar­cane was crushed by a truck on Ki­hoto es­tate, three kilo­me­tres from Naivasha town.

In the sec­ond case, a man was killed near Lon­gonot town in a hi­tand-run.

Res­i­dents found the body of the man by the road and in­formed the po­lice.

The man had no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments.

/COUR­TESY

On­look­ers mill around the matatu from On­gata Ron­gai that over­turned near Lang’ata po­lice sta­tion in Nairobi yes­ter­day killing four peo­ple

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