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3 killed in grisly Saturday morning accident at notorious blackspot

The 14-seater matatu rammed into a lorry along the stretch of road that has claimed many lives

Accident alert

Three people died on the spot after a 14-seater matatu they were travelling in rammed into a lorry.

The accident happened on Saturday, January 28, at dawn along the Kambiti kwa Muthike area in Murang'a County that has claimed several lives.

Reports indicate that the 14-seater matatu which was ferrying muguka attempted to overtake a lorry before crashing.

Photos shared on social media show the matatu reduced to a mangled wreckage as a result of the impact of the collision.


Muguka leaves were also left scattered on the floor and seats of the matatu.

Police and good Samaritans rushed to the scene of the accident to rescue any survivors and cordoned off the area.

A spot check online reveals that several accidents have happened along the same stretch of road with many fatalities and making it one of the most notorious blackspots.


Last weekend, several people perished along the same stretch of road at Kambiti, Nairobi – Nyeri Highway on 21st January, 2023.

The road was the scene of yet another grisly accident in which two people lost their lives and scores of others sustained injuries in a grisly accident at Kambiti area on August 18 2022.

4 people perished at the same blackspot while 11 others were rushed to hospital on the night of July 26, 2018, adding to the tally of lives lost.


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