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RIP: University Graduate Dies After Matatu Caught Fire Following Head-on Collision With Oil Tanker

Four passengers died after an oil tanker collided with a matatu they were traveling in at Kamagut area, Uasin-Gishu County.

Several others who sustained injuries were rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment.

Witnesses said the fuel tanker veered off the road after the driver lost control of the vehicle, and then hit the matatu before it crashed into poles supporting a transformer, igniting the fire.

The matatu and the fuel truck caught fire and were reduced to shells in the inferno that took firefighters from Uasin Gishu County more than two hours to contain.

A University graduate is among the four passengers confirmed dead.


Purity Loventa succumbed to the injuries she sustained from the accident.

Loventa graduated recently from Cooperative University. Until her demise, she served as Teso South College and University Students Association (TESUSCA).

Late Purity Loventa

May her soul rest in eternal peace.

To avert a further surge in the number of road accidents, the government through the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has been conducting random inspections on public service vehicles, boda bodas and personal vehicles.


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Matatu Uasin-Gishu County


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