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BREAKING NEWS: Seven killed as matatu collides with truck on Eldoret-Nakuru highway

Seven people perished in an accident involving a matatu and a truck at Mlango Tatu on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway, Tuesday 11, 2018. /COURTESY
Seven people perished in an accident involving a matatu and a truck at Mlango Tatu on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway, Tuesday 11, 2018. /COURTESY

At least seven people died when a matatu collided with a truck at Mlango Tatu on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway.

Rift Valley Traffic Commander Ziro Arome said the accident which occurred at 2:30pm on Tuesday involved truck and a  matatu.

“The driver of the truck was heading from Eldoret towards Nakuru. He was overtaking other vehicles when the accident occurred,” he said.

Arome said the driver knocked the matatu that was being driven by Joseph Kiraitu Githaiga.

“Due to the impact of the accident both drivers died and five passengers were injured seriously,” he said.

Survivors are admitted to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

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