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BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT, 27TH DEC 2017-Five people have died and more than 30 others seriously wounded on Tuesday after their matatu rolled in Matuu, Machakos County.
The mattau beloning to Githurai 45 sacco was heading to Nairobi from kitui when it rolled several times before overturning.The eye witnesses at the scene said the driver of the 52 sitter matatu was over speeding and efforts by passengers in the same vehicle to appeal to him to slow down did not bear fruits leading to the accident.”We were urging him to slow down but he would not listen,all passengers requested him but he refused”.said one passenger who survived the accident.
According to Yatta OCPD Kipsang Changach who confirmed the accident said the matatu was heading to Nairobi from Kitui when the driver lost control on the Thika/Garrisa highway.
Those injured were taken to Matuu Level Four Hospital.The incident comes just a day after another accident also involving a Githurai Sacco bus killed three people in kericho county.
The bus was ferrying passengers from Nairobi to Kisumu for Christmas celebrations.