JUST IN: 5 People Die in Grisly Road Accident at Nyakome
Five people have been reported dead following a fatal accident at Nyakome area along the busy Kisii-Nyamira highway on the morning of Monday, February 28, 2022.
According to reports, the five were killed after a Matatu rammed into a lorry.
Further reports indicate that five other passengers suffered injuries and were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Police have launched investigations to establish the cause of the accident.
The accident adds to the list of numerous fatal road carnages that have rocked the country over the last few months. The National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has since attributed the accidents to reckless driving and carelessness.
Last week, the authority announced that it will roll out a number of safety measures to curb the rising cases of road accidents in the country.
The operation targets road users who violate traffic rules and un-roadworthy vehicles.
“As a Government, we are concerned about the rising cases of crashes. This must stop. Road safety remains a shared responsibility between all road users. Beginning 28 February 2022, the Rapid Result Initiative (RRI) on road traffic enforcement operation will include: exceeding the speed limit, operating without an inspection sticker, operating without a speed governor, un-roadworthy motor vehicles, obstruction, reckless driving and lane indiscipline…,” a statement by the office of the government spokesperson read in part