Emali: 5 people died on the spot and several injured

Updated: December 8, 2013

At least five people died on the spot and several others were injured when a bus collided with a truck near Emali along Mombasa Road on Saturday night.

According to St John Ambulance spokesperson Fred Majiwa, the bus which was heading to Mombasa from Nakuru collided head on with a truck that was going in the opposite direction while attempting to overtake. The truck was ferrying bags of rice from Mombasa to Molo.

The drivers of the bus and the truck were killed, as well as three passengers including a week-old baby.

The injured were rushed to Kilome Nursing Home in Emali while the vehicles were towed to Emali police station.

Makueni County police boss Waithera Kipsoi called for drivers to be vigilant during the festive period. “I urge drivers to observe traffic rules to avoid these accidents,” she said.


An eyewitness who was driving behind the vehicle told the Nation at the scene that the speeding 2NK Sacco bus was attempting to overtake a Chania Special bus at the time of the accident.

Area residents who rushed to the scene in order to steal the rice were prevented from doing so by the officers from Emali and Sultan Hamud police stations.



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