7 people killed in horrific road accident in Kisumu

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 21 Feb, 2024 20:34 | 2 mins read
The matatu and the lorry involved in an accident at Nyalunya along the Katito-Homa Bay road in Kisumu County. PHOTOS/X (@eagle_feed)

At least seven people lost their lives after a lorry collided with a matatu at Nyalunya along the Katito-Homa Bay road in Kisumu County on Wednesday evening February 21, 2024.

Nyanza Regional Traffic Enforcement Officer Allan Mwangi confirmed the accident saying police are still investigating the matter.

“So far seven people have lost their lives in the tragic accident we are still probing it,” Mwangi said.

The accident occurred around 5 pm.

The ill-fated matatu involved in an accident at Nyalunya along the Katito-Homa Bay road in Kisumu County. PHOTO/X (@eagle_feed)

Eyewitnesses said the accident occurred when the lorry, which was ferrying sand, lost control and collided head-on with the matatu.

The lorry in an accident at Nyalunya along the Katito-Homa Bay road in Kisumu County. PHOTO/X (@eagle_feed)
The wreckages of the matatu and the lorry. PHOTO/X (@StJohnKenya)

Kenya Red Cross said nine people injured in the accident were taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital within Kisumu City for treatment.

"Nine injured individuals have been taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital. Our team in Kisumu will provide psychosocial support and tracing services. The scene has been cleared by
@NPSOfficial_KE," Kenya Red Cross said in a statement.


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