11 people have been confirmed dead in the Saturday night accident in Kanyonyo junction, Kitui County.
Confirming the same, Kanyonyoo sub-location assistant chief Jacob Mueti said the accident happened at 11PM on Saturday night, involving a 14-seater matatu that lost control while attempting to overtake another vehicle and rolled several times.
The matatu was ferrying guests from a dowry negotiation commonly referred to as ‘Ruracio.’
So far, the bodies of the deceased have been moved to Kitui Level 4 Hospital Mortuary while the others who sustained serious injuries are receiving treatment.
In a similar account of events on Friday, seven people perished in a road accident along the Narok-Bomet road.
The accident involved a lorry that rammed into a 14-seater matatu. Among those pronounced dead was the driver of the matatu.
13:15 5 dead, scores injured in a road accident in Narok this morning. Drive Safely⚠️⚠️ pic.twitter.com/X4K7nm5L68 via @sam_wat_ke
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