Six people have died after a matatu they were travelling in, collided head-on with a lorry, near Mariakani on the busy Mombasa–Nairobi Highway.
A mother and her two children are among the six who died on the spot.
The accident happened when the driver of the lorry attempted to overtake another vehicle along the busy road and rammed into the matatu, according to Kaloleni OCPD, Kennedy Osando.
The driver of the lorry which was headed to Mombasa from Nairobi escaped unscathed and is on the run.
He added: “Because of that impact, three passengers died on the spot, two children and a woman.” “The other injured passengers were rushed to Mariakani sub-county hospital but another woman and a child succumbed to their injuries,” “In total, we have six fatalities, three women and three children aged between two and six years.”
“All the bodies have been taken to Coast General Hospital,” said Mr Osando.