Two people lost their lives and eight others were injured after they were involved in a tragic road accident on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Monday night, May 27.

The accident, which occurred at the Salgaa area in Nakuru County, involved a 14-seater matatu and trailer that collided head-on.

Reliable reports indicate that the trailer was avoiding hitting a Probox before it crashed into the matatu. The Probox was overtaking on the wrong lane of the road.Images from the accident scene showed the extent of the incident with the matatu’s front side completely wrecked.

The eight passengers who were injured were taken to Nakuru Level Six Hospital and the deceased to the morgue of the same facility.

The incident comes just days after five people were involved in a nasty road accident along the same highway.The accident happened on Saturday morning, May 25, at 3:30 am after a 14-seater matatu belonging to Eldoret Cross Roads Shuttle Sacco collided with a trailer near the Salgaa area.

According to reports, the matatu, which was coming from Eldoret and heading to Nakuru, rammed into the rear of the truck.

Five passengers died on the spot. The five include four women and one man.

The Kenya Red Cross, in a statement, said eight passengers who were injured in the accident were rushed to the Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital for medical attention.

“Eight injured people were taken to Nakuru County Referral and Teaching Hospital, thanks to the joint efforts of the Kenya Police, Kenya Red Cross and well-wishers,” Kenya Red Cross stated.


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