ONE DEAD FOUR INJURED AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT
Written by Obwoge Joseph on May 25, 2023
By Whitney Akunga
One person has been confirmed dead and four others injured following an accident involving a matatu and a tractor in Marera area, along the Rongo-Kisii highway, Migori County.
According to a witness the tractor which was heading towards Rongo, developed a mechanical problem before colliding with the matatu.
The injured were rushed to Royal Hospital in Rongo as the body of the deceased was taken to Rosewood mortuary pending autopsy.
“An unidentified man succumbed on the spot due to sustained injuries and four others with minor injuries were rushed to hospital,” the witness added.
The accident comes days after a section of residents raised concern over rising accidents along the highway.
“We urge Kenya National Highway Authority to erect bumps along the Kisii – Rongo highway as a mitigation measure,” Peter Otianga, a resident, said.