The accident site was a sight of widespread destruction. Four persons perished instantaneously after an accident between a Nissan matatu shuttle and a cane trailer at Musembe, along the Eldoret-Webuye route, on Sunday morning. Witnesses place the time of the accident at 5:45 a.m., and it resulted in the deaths of two people and the severe injuries of ten others.
The matatu’s driver had a moment of inattention while they were en route from Bungoma to Nairobi, and the vehicle swerved off the road, rear-ending a parked cane trailer. The trailer was stopped on the side of the road, ready to pick up day laborers, when the incident happened. Three of the matatu’s passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, while a fourth passed away in transit to the hospital.
All of the wounded, including the matatu driver, were swiftly taken to the hospitals in Bungoma and Kakamega counties, where they are now being treated. Kimbilio Funeral Home in Lugari, Bungoma county, is where the four corpses have been taken.
The reaction of the police officers that arrived at the site of the collision, however, has been roundly condemned by onlookers. Despite arriving early, they declined to transport the wounded to the hospital on the grounds that they did not have enough fuel in their vehicle. A year ago, eight people were killed when a matatu slammed into a parked cane wagon at the same location.
More speed bumps have been requested by locals in an effort to lessen the number of fatalities that have occurred in this region. The collision serves as a devastating illustration of the significance of road safety and the necessity for more preventative measures.