An accident along the Thika Garissa highway has claimed 17 lives. The accident happened on Sunday night. According to the police at the Ngoliba police station the accident was caused after a matatu belonging to Kinatwa Sacco tried to swerve to avoid hitting a motorcycle.
The matatu the rammed head on collision to an on coming lorry. The driver and his ten passengers died on the spot. Michael Lemaiyan, The Thika Traffic Base Commander said 4 other people died while undergoing treatment at the Thika Level 4 hospital.
This latest accident puts the number of deaths caused by road carnage at 170 in the month of December only.
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