Ghastly Tharaka Nithi Accident Leaves 4 Dead, Several Critically Injured


A Monday night accident involving a PSV matatu and a truck in Tharaka Nithi left four people dead and several critically injured.

The accident took place at Nithi blackspot where the truck transporting milk from Meru County collided with a matatu from Chuka and on its way to Chogoria.

Reports indicate that the truck had faulty breaks hence resulted in the accident.

“I was contacted and told that one of my vehicles had been involved in an accident. When I got to the scene, I was told that there were five passengers and a driver who all died on the spot,” the owner of the PSV said.

Read: Early Morning Accident Along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway Leaves 9 Dead, Others Injured

This comes barely a month after another accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway left 8 people dead on the spot.

The accident involved a trailer and a matatu where the latter was headed to Nairobi from Nakuru with the former going in the opposite direction.

The two who were injured included a matatu driver who was rushed to hospital via an ambulance. Police and the Red Cross emergency team were deployed at the scene taking various precautions needed.

Read Also: Siaya-Kisumu Road Accident Leaves 4 People Dead

A major traffic snarl-up was caused as a result although it was cleared with the bodies of the deceased taken to a local mortuary as relatives attempting to identify the bodies.

In yet another account of events in January, a road accident along the Siaya-Kisumu road left four people dead on the spot.

The accident took place at the Sigana area just a few meters before reaching Ng’iya in Siaya County and was between a bus that was headed to Kisumu and a motorbike.

The motorbike had four passengers who died on the spot. However, all the passengers in the bus escaped unharmed.

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