11 people die in accident on Kisumu – Nairobi highway

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Eleven people were confirmed dead in the early morning of Monday January 29, 2024 following a road accident that occurred between Awasi and Ahero along the Kisumu -Nairobi highway.

The accident was confirmed by Nyanza Regional Traffic Enforcement Officer Allan Mwangi who said that the accident involved a bus that was heading to Nairobi from Kampala and a lorry.

According to the police boss, the accident occurred at around 2 am, Monday morning. 

Mwangi also reported that passengers who were injured during the accident were admitted to Ahero Sub-county Hospital.

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Those in critical condition were rushed to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) for medical attention.

Two women, 8 men and a teenage boy died on the spot during the accident as 53 other passengers sustained injuries. 

The accident occurred at a time when several people have perished in road accidents in the country since the year began.

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For instance, three people died in an accident on January 4, 2024 at Timboroa along the Eldoret – Nakuru highway.

The accident involved a Mistubishi bus and 3 other vehicles including a Toyota Probox.

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