A scene of accident on Nairobi-Nakuru last year/FILE
BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,13TH MAY 2017-The country has been thrown into a state of mourning after 18 people were killed and over 20 others seriously injured following a road accident that occurred at Soysambu along the busy Nairobi – Nakuru highway Saturday 13th May morning.
The eye witness say the accident occurred after the bus, that was headed to Bungoma, Western Kenya tried to overtake another vehicle, was hit from the side by a trailer before ramming into a second trailer.
Nakuru County Police Commander, Rashid Barua, said the bus belonging to Super Highway Coach was packed to capacity at the time of the accident.
The motorists on the busy high way have been asked to be careful especially while driving at night owing to many heavy vehicles that ply the road. The busy highway has in the recent past witnessed the most worst accidents with massive number of causalities caused by overspending and overtaking at the wrong spots.