6 Killed in Naivasha Accidents

  • Accident along the busy Mai Mahiu road, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
    Accident along the busy Mai Mahiu road, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
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  • Six people have lost their lives in grisly accidents along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu Road.

    Reports on Saturday, April 23, intimated that the Saturday morning accidents claimed the lives of the six and among them was a police officer.

    In the first accident, a security van transporting money to a local bank collided head-on with a trailer near Jikake IDP camp.

    Accident along the busy Mai Mahiu road, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
    Accident along the busy Mai Mahiu road, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
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    According to eyewitnesses, the police officer and two security guards died on the spot.

    In the second incident, three people died on the spot after a motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a car.

    The accident occurred along the busy Mai Mahiu road, in an area listed as a blackspot. 

    Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed that the bodies were ferried to the Naivasha Sub-County Hospital mortuary.

    The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) released a list of the most dangerous roads in Nairobi County in early 2022. 

    According to the authority, Outering Road was the most dangerous roadway in Nairobi recording the highest number of fatalities, 44. 

    Waiyaki Way followed with 38 fatalities in 2021 while Mombasa Road and Northern Bypass were joint third with 29 accident cases each during that duration.

    The NTSA report indicated that Southern Bypass had 28 fatalities and this made it the fourth most dangerous road in Nairobi County while the Eastern Bypass recorded 27 road crashes to wrap up the top five.

    An NTSA official marshalls traffic at a past accident scene
    An NTSA official marshalls traffic at a past accident scene
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    Thika Superhighway came in sixth with NTSA that which had 25 fatalities and Kangundo Road was listed seventh with 23 fatalities. It was followed by Kangundo Road which recorded 23 fatalities and Ngong Road ranked ninth with 22 deaths recorded in 2021.

    Other busy roads such as Thika Road recorded 16, Jogoo Road (14), Juja Road (14), Lunga Lunga Road (13) and Airport North Road (13). Kiambu Road had six fatal accidents. 

    Limuru Road recorded 5, Naivasha Road (5), while Enterprise, Haile Selassie, Landhies, Lusaka and Wangari Mathai roads each recorded four deaths.

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