Kenya:Woman and her four children killed in road crash

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 22 April 2017 saa 12:19
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Six people among them five family members died in a road crash involving a matatu and a truck at Sobea near Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

A woman and her four children lost their lives alongside their family friend during the Friday evening accident.

They were on heading to Olkalau, Nyandarua to make preparations for dowry payment.

According to Rongai divisional police commander Mr Japheth Kioko, the eleven seater shuttle belonging to Eldoret Crossroads Sacco which was headed towards Nakuru town tried to overtake another vehicle along the busy highway before it hit a speedy truck headed to the opposite direction head on.

“Four people including two female adults and three children died on the spot during the 9 p.m. accident. The injured were rushed to Nakuru Level Four hospital,” said the police boss.

One child succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The Bodies were moved to the Nakuru County mortuary.

According to Mr James Warui who was speaking on behalf of the family, Ms Jane Wambui was travelling to Olkalau together with their five children John Mwangi, Daniel Wanjau, Esther Wangui, Deborah Waweru and Cecilia Mwangi while accompanied by their neighbour when the accident occurred.

The six were going to make preparations for the payment of dowry.

Only one child Cecilia Mwangi among the siblings aged between four and twelve survived the fatal accident.

Mr Warui said his brother Mr Francis Waweru had sent the family to his in laws ahead of him for the purpose of paying the bride price.

According to Mr Warui, other members including himself who had been left behind in Eldoret were to follow, the following day (Friday).

He claims he received information at 11 p.m. Friday night from a good Samaritan who traced him through the survivor (Cecilia) who told them of the her primary school in Eldoret.

The wreckage of the vehicles were however towed to Salgaa Police Station.

Source:Daily Nation