Five perish, three seriously injured in Kianugu accident

Five people died and three others got seriously injured following an accident at Kianugu, Ndaragwa, last evening.

The accident involved a personal car which was coming from a family gathering at Nyeri, and a Nissan Matatu belonging to 2NK Sacco which was headed to Nyeri.

The car had five passengers on board including the driver, two women and two children. Nyandarua North OCPD, Timon Odingo, said the car was moving on extremely high speed.

On reaching the Kianugu black spot it had a tyre bust and rolled, hence collided with the Matatu which was headed to Nyeri from Nyahururu with three people on board.

Three passengers from the personal car died on the spot and two died while being rushed to Nyahururu Referral hospital.

Those who were in the 2NK matatu got seriously injured and were rushed to Nyahururu referral hospital where they are receiving treatment.

The accident occurred at the same spot where nine mourners died while coming from burial at Nyeri in January this year.

Ndaragwa Central MCA, Mwangi Maitai, was among the first who arrived at the scene and called an ambulance to rush the injured to hospital.

Maitai called on relevant authorities to ensure speed bumps are installed at Kianugu area to prevent these deaths caused by careless speeding drivers.

- Ndichu Wainaina