Eight killed, ten injured in grisly accident in Meru
20 March 2015, 10:35
Meru - Eight people died, while ten others are admitted in hospital following a gruesome accident involving a matatu and a lorry in Meru.
The accident which occurred at Gikumene area along the Meru-Nairobi Highway was a head-on collision between the two vehicles.
Imenti North OCPD Sammy Kosgey said the accident occurred after the speeding lorry lost control and hit the matatu at a corner.
The matatu was overloaded and this left many locals wondering how it had passed several traffic police check points on the road.
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“This is a classic example of how traffic police are failing to carry out their duties. The inspector general of police does not need more evidence about the corruption on our roads," Moses Kinoti, one of the residents.
The police boss said four of the passengers died on the spot while the other six passed away while undergoing treatment at the Meru Level Five Hospital.
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