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Eight People Killed as Matatu Hit Stationary Truck On Webuye-Eldoret Highway

Eight people have been confirmed dead after a matatu they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in the Musembe area near lugari.

All the occupants of the Matatu which belongs to 2NK Sacco died on the spot in the early Sunday morning accident along the busy Webuye-Eldoret highway.

Western police commander Peris Kimandi has confirmed the accident, saying that the driver attempted to swerve but hit the lorry from behind, and the metals beheaded the passengers.

"It is like the driver panicked on abruptly seeing a stationary lorry and tried to swerve but the lorry ripped off the roof and the metals beheaded all the occupants,” Kimani explained to the journalists.

The bodies of the casualties were transferred to Webuye sub-county hospital as it awaits post-mortem examinations.

Statistic from the national transport and safety shows that at least 3500 lives have been lost in road accidents from January to December 2021.

The body has launched various road safety measures in an attempt to reduce the number of lives lost through road accidents.

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2NK Kimani Matatu Peris Kimandi Western

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