Three people have died along the Narok-Mai Mahiu road in a grisly road accident involving four lorries.
The 4:50 am accident happened in the Stima area after a lorry that was overtaking from the Mai Mahiu direction was involved in a head-on collision with an oncoming lorry from the opposite direction.
Narok East Deputy Sub County Police Commander Jared Nyarando confirmed the accident, saying the victims were not immediately identified.
“Three male adults who were not immediately identified died on the spot and were removed from the wrecked vehicles,” said Nayarando.
The deceased were taken to Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary and the injured were rushed to the same hospital for treatment.
The Narok-Mai Mahiu road, especially the Ntulele area, has been recording increased accidents recently, with the sub-county commander now urging motorists and all road users to exercise caution.
Recently, four people were killed and four others seriously injured in another road accident on the same spot involving a 14-seater matatu and a lorry.
“Most of these accidents can be avoided if the motorists are careful and avoid speeding, especially on steep grounds,” said Nyarando.
Nyarando asked the drivers to follow the traffic regulations set and be careful when approaching black spot areas like the Ntulele area, Duka Moja and Maai Mahiu.
Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde has called on motorists to be vigilant while using the Mai Mahiu – Narok highway, especially during the month of July when many people are travelling to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve for the wildebeest migration.
"Drivers should follow the traffic regulations set and be careful when approaching black spot areas like Ntulele area, Duka Moja and Maai Mahiu area," he said.