Woman Delivers Twins Days After Surviving Crash That Killed 8

  • An image of the accident at Kaburengu
    A matatu belonging to the Western Shuttle Sacco that was involved in an accident at Kaburengu along the Webuye-Eldoret highway on Monday 24 August 2020.
  • Caroline Nekesa is counting her blessing after delivering twins just days after miraculously surviving the Kaburengu accident that claimed the lives of eight people on Monday, August 24.

    Nekesa was part of the traders who were hawking vegetables at the interchange when a lorry lost its breaks and ploughed into hawkers along the busy highway before ramming a matatu.

    The woman delivered the twins at the Webuye County Hospital where she is still recuperating for the injuries sustained during the crash.

    An image of Nekesa
    Caroline Nekesa who survived the Kaburengu road crash that claimed the lives of eight people speaking to the media at the Webuye County Hospital.
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    The trader termed her survival in the grisly accident as a 'miracle' and opened up on how she was rushed to hospital in a motorbike.

    "When I fell, people around came to my rescue and put me in a motorbike to rush me to hospital as they did not mind about an ambulance.

    "The x-ray scan revealed that the babies had suffered a shock but I was put under care, I count this as a blessing because my time had not yet arrived," she explained.

    Most of the casualties in the accident were women who were hawking by the roadside and had no time to flee from the lorry's collision path.

    A Kakamega county official who visited Nekesa in hospital and donated foodstuffs was delighted by the birth of the twins.

    "We are happy because despite the fact that we lost lives I came to visit a woman by the name Nekesa who delivered twins.

    "The woman has brought blessings and its a gift from God when you see lives being replaced during birth when others have died God had a reason," she noted.

    Leaders in the region are blaming Kakamega Governor for failing to complete a market to host the traders who risk their lives on the roadside.

    Former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale and Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali visited the crash site on Saturday, August 29 to ask for expansion of the highway.

    Eight people were killed as lorry rammed into traders at Kaburengu trading centre on Eldoret-Malaba highway on August 24, 2020.
    Eight people were killed as lorry rammed into traders at Kaburengu trading centre on Eldoret-Malaba highway on August 24, 2020.
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