Four people have been reported dead, among them three students and a driver after a vehicle full of students crashed into a public service vehicle earlier today.
The tragic accident occurred today at Kambiti area along Makutano road.
Alexandra Shikondi, the Muranga Sub- County police boss confirmed the incident. The three students from the bus were reported dead on the spot, while several others are nursing their injuries in Kenol Hospital.
According to reports, the vehicle was carrying a load of potatoes and was moving in a very high speed. The vehicle then collided with the school van.
Accidents have reportedly been on the rise following the festive season. Reports given by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), show that around three thousand, two hundred and twelve (3212), have died on the road between the months of January and September, an increase from the year 2020 which had only two thousand, five hundred and sixty (2560). On Dec, 15th 2021, the national police service issued a statement observing that there has been a rise on road accidents, the majority of victims being boda-boda operators.
The National police service has vowed to work hand in hand with all commuters to avoid or reduce road accidents in the festive season.
“Our traffic officers will be present to ensure traffic rules have been followed to the core. We are trying as hard as we can to ensure there is a significant reduction in road accidents. We are therefore asking the members of the public and Kenyans at large to work with the traffic officers to ensure a reduction in road accidents.” Police said.
“We are asking all road users to exercise high level of caution when using the roads as people are planning to travel.” Part of the statement read.
The statement was issued following a series of road accidents in the past few weeks.