BY CORRESPONDENTS,12TH DEC 2019-Eight people have been confirmed dead following to separate accidents that occurred on Thursday morning.In the latest incident, one person died after a saloon car he was traveling in was hit from behind by a lorry at Kanga area in Mtito Andei along Mombasa Nairobi highway.What caused the accident is not known but it is suspected that the driver of the lorry may have lost control after brake failure .
In the early morning incident Seven people were killed and 60 others injured after two Modern Coast buses collided in Kiongwani along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway, Makueni County Police Commander Joseph ole Napeiyan has said.Five died on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries later.
Among the dead were the drivers of the two buses.
Those injured in the Thursday 2.40am collision were rushed to Sultan Hamud Sub-County Hospital for treatment.
Traffic police rushed to the scene to prevent a traffic snarl-up.
“One of the buses was heading from Malaba town while the other one was heading towards Nairobi when the accident occurred. The bus coming from Mombasa left its lane and collided with the oncoming bus,” said Mr Ole Napeiyan.