4 family members killed in mishap along Nairobi – Mombasa highway

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Four members of a family died on Saturday evening after the vehicle they were travelling in hit an oncoming truck at Makindu on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

A man, his girlfriend, their four-month old daughter, and his sister-in-law were travelling from a popular entertainment spot on the outskirts of Makindu town.

According to Makindu traffic Commandant, James Rasungu, the car was overtaking another vehicle when the accident occurred. None of the occupants of the car survived the accident.

The two occupants of the Mombasa-bound truck escaped unhurt in the accident that caused heavy traffic jam on the busy highway. The bodies were taken to Makindu Hospital mortuary.

The accident occurred at the spot where a police Land Cruiser transporting remandees from Mtito Andei Police Station to Makindu Law Courts overturned and killed one on the spot on Friday.
The accident is reported to have been caused by a tyre burst a few kilometers to Makindu town.

An unknown number of police officers from Mtito Andei police station were among those injured.
The police vehicle rolled over killing one female suspect and injuring 11 others.

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