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Inmate Dies, Eight Others Injured After Embu Prison Vehicle Rolls

Scene of the accident where one prisoner died after Embu Prison vehicle rolled off the road near Thuci River [Photo/Courtesy]

A prisoner died on Tuesday morning after Embu prison vehicle that was ferrying inmates to Meru was involved in an accident near Thuci River along the Chuka-Embu Highway.

The accident also left eight prisoners and seven warders, who were escorting the inmates, with serious injuries.

Scene of the accident where one prisoner died after Embu Prison vehicle rolled off the road near Thuci River [Photo/Courtesy]
The incident comes two days after four Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers were killed in a grisly road accident on the Meru–Isiolo Highway.

Read: Four KDF Soldiers Killed In Grisly Road Accident

Reports indicate that the driver of the KDF vehicle lost control hitting an oncoming private vehicle head-on at Matunda area on Sunday night.

The four officers died on the spot.

Passengers — a man his wife and their two children — who were in the private car, sustained serious injuries and were admitted at Kiirua Mission Hospital.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege

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