Four people died and 15 others were seriously injured in an accident involving five vehicles in the Kekopey area along the Gilgil – Nakuru highway on Wednesday afternoon.
Gilgil Sub-County Police Commander Francis Tumbo told sauce.co.ke that a trailer owned by Coca-Cola company – which was travelling from Naivasha to Nakuru – lost control and collided head-on with a matatu that was heading in the opposite direction.
The matatu, in turn, hit another matatu that was behind it in the opposite direction and being a sharp climbing lane, the second matatu rolled and hit a Toyota Noah which in turn hit a Toyota Hilux.
Two people including a secondary school student died on the spot while two others died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gilgil town. The deceased, two males and two females, and the 15 injured persons were all travelling in the two aforementioned matatus.
The bodies of the deceased persons were taken to the Gilgil Sub-County Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and further investigations into the accident.
The injured – who suffered broken limbs and soft tissue injuries – are fighting for their lives at Gilgil Sub-County Hospital and most are said to be in stable but in critical condition.