A fatal accident involving a Matata and a trailer claimed 8 lives along Nairobi-Mombasa Highway after the matatu ran into the trailer from behind. The accident caused heavy traffic along the busy highway.
At least eight people were confirmed dead following a fatal road crash along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway.The fatal accident occurred in Machakos County at Mumbi area.
Machakos OCPD Joseph Tanei, confirming the accident said a matatu that was traveling to Nairobi from Loitoktok in Kajiado County hit a stationary trailer and killed six people on the spot.
“Our drivers should be extra careful while on roads especially during this rainy season, we will not spare careless drivers” says Tanei.
Driver of the involved matatu was among those who died on the spot. Two more victims died at Machakos Level Five Hospital where they were rushed after the accident.
The accident led to traffic along the usually busy highway.Traffic police were already at the scene after the accident occurred.
“Obey instructions by Traffic Police since road accident are at rise. Many cases have been highlated concerning careless driving… overspeeding and among others.” Traffic police boss added