Two Confirmed Dead in Machakos Road Accident.

Shock as two Kenyans reported dead and several others admitted in hospital nursing mild and severe injuries following the early morning accident that involved a PSV matatu and a private vehicle.

The Machakos road accident that left two dead happened near Kithyoko Market in Machakos County between a PSV Matatu and a private vehicle that were heading in the same direction.

Those injured with either severe or mild injuries were rushed to Kithyoko and Mwingi hospitals where they are receiving medical attention.

People who were within the scene of the accident and witnessed the accident as it happened said that the two vehicles were heading in the same direction and as the PSV Matatu attempted to overtake the private van, it ended up ramming the private van.

Following the accident, traffic accumulated along the Machakos road and police officers had no other option other than diverting vehicles to other roads to ease it.

The Machakos Road accident comes a few days after another accident happened around the Ngata area in Nakuru County on your way to Eldoret.

The Ngata area accident which was between a truck and PSV left eight people dead at the spot while two others lost the battle while receiving treatment in hospital.

Following the accident, Cabinet Secretary for transport Kipchumba Murkomen urged drivers to observe speed limits and remain cautious will on the road to protect their lives and those of their passengers.

Matatu That was Involved in a Nasty Road Accident With a Truck in Ngata Area.
Photo Courtesy/Matatu That was Involved in a Nasty Road Accident With a Truck in Ngata Area.

Ngata area residents who spoke to local news outlets, however, told the Transport Cabinet Secretary to make plans to redesign the road faulting the current design as a major cause of the accidents along the stretch.

Traffic police officers have also increased surveillance during this festive season when road accidents tend to increase as people travel to different destinations during the Christmas holiday.

Kipchumba Murkomen has also advised Kenyans travelling for long distances to use rail transport because it is affordable and secure. Murkomen spoke as he was ordering Kenya Railways to increase trips to Kisumu and Western Kenya.

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