5 people confirmed dead in an accident in Kericho county


5 people confirmed dead in an accident in Kericho county

5 people have been confirmed dead and 1 other injured after they were involved in a road accident along Londiani to Muhoroni Road in Kericho County.

The 5 were from a burial ceremony in Kisumu when the Toyota car they were in lost control and hit an oncoming lorry head on.

“We rushed to the scene of the accident after witnessing what happened. We tried to rescue the people in the car but 5 of them were already dead on the spot.”Fred an eyewitness said.

“The driver who survived was rushed to Kericho County Referral Hospital for treatment because he had sustained fractures on both legs,” he added.

The Kericho police who later reached the scene marked it and collected data. They towed the vehicles to the police station and took the bodies of the deceased to Kericho County Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Alfred Nyikuri, the police commander who confirmed the incident said it was caused by the road being slippery due to heavy rains.”we are yet to confirm the state of the driver who was rushed to the hospital,” he said. He also advised drivers to be careful especially during this rainy season.

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