Nine dead after matatu and lorry collide head-on in Kilifi

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BY CORRESPONDENT,1ST NOV,2020-Nine people died Sunday when a matatu and a lorry collided on Kaloleni-Mazeras highway in Rabai Constituency, Kilifi County.

Kaloleni Member of Parliament Paul Katana said the accident took place at Bondora at about 3pm as the matatu headed to Kaloleni town from Mombasa County.

“The accident happened two kilometres from where I was – on the border of Kaloleni and Rabai. The lorry and the matatu collided head-on. The nine bodies have been taken to Makadara mortuary ,” Mr Katana told the Nation.

Mr Katana said survivors were taken to different health facilities after first aid was administered.

He noted that there has been public outcry about the area which has been marked as a black spot.

“Drivers are always speeding yet there are no bumps,” he said, adding he asked the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to act quickly.

Kilifi County Police Commander Stephen Matu confirmed the accident but said he was yet to receive the official report.

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