SO SAD: Deadliest accidents that have rocked Kenya in recent years

On Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 56 lives were lost in a road accident on the Londiani-Muhoroni Highway in Kericho.

Among those who lost their lives include former Thika United captain, Dennis Lewa.

Kericho police commander James Mugera said the accident occurred after the Homeboyz bus’ brakes failed.

Wanyama mourns death of ex-Thika United captain Dennis Lewa who was among 56 killed in Fort Ternan crash

The driver lost control of the vehicle as it descended the black spot. The bus veered off the road and rolled several times.

According to National Transport and Safety Authority, the number of people who died on the roads as a result of accidents has already surpassed those that died last year.

Their survey shows that by October 8, 2018, 2,345 people had lost their lives compared to 2,162, who died in 2017.

We take a look at a number of the worst accidents to rock the nation in recent times.

Country in mourning as 12 perish in horrible accident in Gilgil

In December 23rd, 2017, more than 20 people died in a grisly road accident after a bus they were traveling in collided with a tanker in Makindu near Kambu, in Makueni sub-county on Nairobi- Mombasa highway.

makindu accident

37 Killed after 15 vehicles crash in Sachangwan

On 12th December, 2017 more than 37 people perished after multiple vehicle crashed at Sachagwan on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway. The accident involved 15 vehicles including a trailer, a Modern Coast bus, a Great Rift Valley matatu and a private car


In August this year, at least 40 people were killed and 19 seriously injured when a bus plunged off a bridge and into river Nithi in Meru.

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In September this year, the country was thrown into a mourning mood after twelve people perished in a grisly road accident involving a bus and a trailer.

All those that perished during the 3am accident in Gilgil along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway were travelling in the Climax Bus that was heading from Western Kenya to Nairobi.

In August, Eight pupils of St Gabriel Academy, Mwingi died in a road accident at Kanginga bridge on Thika-Garissa highway, about a kilometre from Mwingi town.

They were in bus which reportedly collided with a lorry before the driver lost control. The bus overturned and plunged into Kanginga river.

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