1 dead, several injured in Sunday morning accident along Nairobi-Mombasa road

Rest in peace

File image of the mangled wreck of a matatu which was involved in a road accident with a lorry near Masimba market in Kajiado County in March

One person has been confirmed dead while several others have been rushed to hospital with injuries following a fatal road accident involving a 14 seater matatu on Sunday morning.

Reports reaching Pulselive.co.ke news desk indicate that the accident occurred along the busy Nairobi-Machakos highway at Katheka Kai area.

Witnesses revealed that the speeding matatu lost control and rammed into a bridge leaving one dead and at least three others injured.

Good Samaritans who rushed to the scene pulled the survivors out of the mangled wreck.

It was not immediately clear how many people were in the vehicle.

Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the accident.

This is the latest accident along the busy road that is slowly earning its mark for being

Hardly a day goes without an accident along the Nairobi Mombasa highway.

On 29 June, four family members perished in a road accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in a series of fatal accidents reported on the highway that has claimed many lives.

According to Makueni police chief Joseph ole Napeiyan, the accident occurred when a saloon car from Mombasa to Nairobi collided head-on with a lorry.

“Four people died on the spot but the lorry driver and another person were critically injured and rushed to Makindu hospital for treatment,” he said.

Napeiyan said that those who died were all passengers in the saloon car and included two sisters and two brothers.

Three months earlier, at least six people perished in a grisly road accident near Masimba market in Kajiado County, along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

The accident involved a matatu and a lorry with most of the victims who perished being passengers of the ill-fated matatu which was mangled into a shell on impact.

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