Five people were killed after two vehicles collided head-on near the Ilbisil area along the Namanga - Kajiado Highway.
According to the police, the Saturday morning, January 22, accident left three other people nursing serious injuries.
The police reports indicate that a station wagon, Toyota Probox in make, which was headed to Ilbisil had several occupants. Four of them died on the spot while others sustained serious injuries.Vehicles involved in a road accident near the IIbisil area on Saturday morning, January 22, 2022.Courtesy
The reports further indicated that the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a salon car travelling to Namanga direction from Kajiado.
The driver of the salon car was alleged to have been drunk, lost control of his vehicle and died on the spot after the collision.
The bodies of the deceased were taken to the Kajiado County Referral Hospital mortuary while the injured persons were taken to the same facility for treatment.
Towards the festive season last year, the number of road carnages were on the rise with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) figures indicating that 3,212 died in road accidents between January and September 2021, an increase from 2,560 in a similar period the previous year (2020).
In a statement on December 15, 2021, the National Police Service observed that road carnages increased with the most affected category being boda boda operators.
To contain the situation, NPS vowed to collaborate with all commuters and drivers to ensure that cases of road accidents are reduced.
"Note that our officers will ever be present to offer any assistance as they ensure compliance with the rule of law. We thus appeal for maximum cooperation from the members of the public in reducing the number of road carnage," police stated.
NPS implored motorists and pedestrians to exercise diligence and caution while on the roads especially during the short rainy season.
"We urge all motorists, passengers and pedestrians to exercise diligence and caution on our roads as we approach the festive season and closure of schools," reads the statement.
The advisory followed a series of road accidents that have occurred in different parts of the country in recent weeks.The vehicle was involved in an accident along Nairobi Southern bypass on Thursday, December 2, 2021.Courtesyaccident collision died killed drunk
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