Three killed in Narok road accident
04 June 2015, 14:57
Narok - Three people died Thursday morning after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a grisly road accident near Eor Ekule trading centre along the busy Narok-Mai Mahiu highway.
Narok Police commander, Abdi Galgalo said the accident happened after the driver of Roadstar trailer lost control of the vehicle.
“The truck driver lost control and hit a rail on the road. We suspect that its brakes might have failed before the accident occurred, and the visibility of the road was not clear due to mist,” said Galgalo.
He said all the occupants died on the spot and their bodies were badly mutilated.
“At the scene, we only found three bodies and we are yet to establish if the driver is among those who died because some of the locals who were the first responders told us one of them survived in the crash,” said Galgalo, adding that they have launched investigations to establish the cause of the accident.
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The trailer, which was carrying wheat flour, was headed to Narok town from Nairobi.
Galgalo said the truck was disengaged from the driver’s cabin before it crashed on the tarmac.
The bodies were taken to Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary.
The police boss urged road users to follow traffic rules as many lives have been lost through road carnage.
Carlos Rono, who lost his younger brother Nicholas Rono, said that he received the sad news from his brother's colleagues.
“This is the second time I am losing a brother in a road accident. My elder brother died in 2010 in Kericho and was working for the same company,” lamented Rono.
He said those who were killed hail from the same village in Mulot area of Narok West constituency.
Narok West MP, Patrick Ntutu who condoled the bereaved families, said the accident was unfortunate and called on road users to respect traffic rules.
“As a country, we need to develop a national culture of condemning speeding drivers,” said Ntutu.
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