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MCA dies in road accident

12 October 2015, 08:05 Geoffrey Kimagut

Narok - A Member of the Bomet County Assembly died and three other passengers sustained injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a tragic road accident in Narok County Sunday evening.

The 8.00 pm incident occurred near Eor Ekule trading centre along the busy Narok- Mai-mahiu highway, about four kilometers from the notorious Pinyiny hills black-spot.

According to an eyewitness, the accident happened when a lorry and a probox car collided head on leading to the loss of life Nyongores Ward Representative, Cecilia Towett.

“The lorry that was speeding downhill was overtaking another vehicle. Before he could notice an oncoming car, the driver hit it head on, killing the MCA on the spot,” said the witness.

The driver of the MCA sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Narok County Referral Hospital and later transferred to Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet County for further treatment.

Two occupants of the lorry survived with slight injuries.

The lorry was heading to Nairobi from Narok town while the saloon was travelling from Naivasha to Bomet.

The body of the MCA was taken to Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem examinations.

The vehicles were towed to Ntulele Police station.

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Narok County Police Commander, Abdi Galgalo confirmed the incident and urged road users to observe traffic rules as many lives have been lost in road carnage.

Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto and former Chepalungu parliamentary aspirant, Benard Koros sent condolences to the bereaved family.

Ruto later visited the scene.

The accident happened at the same spot of a grisly road accident in September 7, 2014 where two Australian tourists were killed and 23 others injured.

The tourists were headed to Tanzania through Maasai Mara Game Reserve from Nairobi to witness the annual wildebeest migration when the rear tyre of their van burst leading to the accident.

In August 2013, 42 people were killed and 33 others injured when a bus belong to city-to-city that was traveling to Migori from Nairobi at night veered off the road and landed in a cliff in Pinyinyi area, about five kilometres from the same scene.

In October the same year, nine people who were traveling in a 14- seater Nissan matatu from Nairobi to Bomet perished at the same spot after collided head on with bus belonging to Transline Company Limited that was travelling from Kisii to Nairobi.

In April 2014, a driver and his turn boy were burnt beyond recognition after a trailer they were traveling in from Nairobi to Kisumu crashed at the Ntulele black-spot along the busy Narok-Mai Mahiu road.

The driver of the trailer that was ferrying beer lost control and rammed into a rail along the road at the same Pinyinyi area, forcing the trailer to roll and catch fire moments later.

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