Matatu Fleeing Police in Nakuru Town Crashes Into 2 Pedestrians

  • Wreckage of a police vehicle
    Wreckage of a police vehicle
  • A car chase between a Public Service Vehicle and a police car on Tuesday, August 25, claimed the life of a pedestrian, leaving another injured and in hospital.

    A correspondent privy to the matter told that the matatu was evading arrest when it sped-off and crashed into two pedestrians who were waiting to cross the road.

    One of the victims died on the spot while the other suffered injuries and was rushed to the Nakuru County Referral hospital.

    A Police Station in Lamu county
    A Police Station in Mombasa County
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    As part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the County Government of Nakuru moved matatu operators from their previous bus terminus to Ziwani.

    The move has caused an uproar among matatu operators who decried harassment by police officers.

    So far, three pedestrians have been killed in the chases between PSV's and police vehicles.

    The accident came a day after a police officer met his death on Monday, August 24, in an accident along Lang'ata Road.

    According to a police report, Corporal Steven Kisavi crashed into an Audi A4 station wagon as he was riding a motorcycle.

    He swerved to the other lane and crashed into another vehicle which dragged him on the road for about 100 meters.

    The National Transport and Safety Authority has raised concerns over the increasing cases of road fatalities and boda boda operators.

    According to recent statistics, there ia a 6.9 per cent increase in road accident deaths, with majority of casualties being pedestrians, motor cycle riders and pillion passengers.