Barely a week since the last accident along Mombasa- Nairobi highway claimed the lives of 18 people when a truck collided with a matatu, yet another accident on the Kwa Majini bridge claimed six lives on Friday, July 15.
Six people have perished after a 14-seater Matatu burst into flames after a head-on collision with a private car on the busy Thika-Garissa highway, in Machakos county.
The vehicle that upon collision burst into flames is said to have been transporting a gas cylinder as well which burst into flames following the colliding impact.
An accident that left eight other persons sustaining serious injuries and had to be rushed to the nearby health centers for first aid.
The police are yet to issue a statement of the incident for clarity of the situation at hand, how it occurred, and the conditions of the victims.
Earlier Motorists were cautioned about reckless driving and usage of the road as the government through the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) comes up with better ways of attaining road safety.
According to statistics from the NTSA, the nation has lost 1,912 persons to road accidents since the onset of January 1st which illustrates an increment in numbers from last year’s 1,754 people.
Hence in June 2022, NTSA set a date for unveiling the Integrated Transport Management System (iTMS) that would be used to minimize accidents across the country.