Road accident claims 11 lives on Kisumu Nairobi Highway

A tragic incident unfolded on the Kisumu – Nairobi Highway as a bus and a lorry collided at Othoo area in Nyando sub-county, resulting in the loss of eleven lives. Nyanza Regional Traffic Enforcement Officer, Allan Mwangi, confirmed the devastating crash, revealing that numerous passengers were rushed to Ahero Sub-county Hospital and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) for urgent medical attention following the collision, which occurred at 2:30 am.

The fatalities comprised two women, eight men, and a teenage boy, while a staggering 53 passengers sustained injuries in the aftermath of the accident.

According to Mwangi, the bus, en route to Nairobi, attempted to overtake another vehicle, leading to a catastrophic head-on collision with an oncoming lorry, claiming the lives of the eleven victims instantaneously.

Both vehicles involved in the tragedy have been impounded at Ahero police station.

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Ken Maasai

Ken Wakuraya is a seasoned Journalist with official accreditation from the Media Council of Kenya, possessing extensive expertise in covering political, Entertainment, and Human interest stories.

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