Seven killed in road accident in western Kenya

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Picture of a road accident in Kenya (FILE photo)
Picture of a road accident in Kenya (FILE photo)

Seven people were killed and six others injured in a road accident along Webuye-Eldoret highway in western Kenya, officials said on Saturday.

Kakamega county commander Bernard Muli said the accident that happened on Friday 11:30 p.m. local time involved a matatu, a trailer and a motorcyclist.

Muli said the motorcycle rider attempted to overtake the trailer when he collided head on with the incoming public service vehicle locally known as matatus.

According to Muli, the rider was on high speed when he collided head on with the passenger vehicle, prompting the driver to loss control and ram into the trailer.

The rider and two people he was ferrying were killed on the spot while four passengers traveling in the matatu also perished.

The county police chief said those injured were rushed to Webuye district hospital in Bungoma County.

The incident brings to 14 people killed on the highway this month. Early in the month, seven people were killed along Bungoma-Webuye road.

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