18 July 2018

Kenya: Embu Crash Death Toll Rises to Six


The death toll in the Embu County car crash has risen to six.

Three people are still admitted at Embu Level Five Hospital following the incident that took place at Kigari village Wednesday morning.

The crash involved a minivan and a lorry on the Mutunduri-Kianjokoma road.

The casualties are Mr Agapio Ndwiga, 70, Dionisia Muthoni, 65, Nancy Muthanje, 65, Zipora Wanja, 65, Avera Karimi and Agnes Mutitu, 68.

Ms Juliet Marigu, 68, is admitted with serious head injuries.


A family member said the seven were travelling to their home in Miandari after a medical check-up.

The driver of the lorry and his co-driver were also injured.

Eastern Regional police boss Moses Ombati said the collision took place when the driver of the minivan was overtaking on a blind corner next to St Mark's Kiagri Primary Teacher's College.

"The driver was overtaking on a blind corner where the visibility was poor. We urge drivers to be keen while on the road to help avoid unnecessary accidents," he said.

The minivan was heading towards Kianjokoma while the lorry had just offloaded building materials at Manyatta and was heading towards Embu Town.


Public Debt Burden to Hit U.S.$55 Billion

Kenya's public debt is expected to hit Sh5.6 trillion by next June and about Sh7 trillion in 2022 when President Uhuru… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.