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Mwingi: 11 Die, Several Others Injured in Grisly Road Accident

Reports say that the 14-seater matatu lost control and rolled several times before crashing.

Eleven people have died and several others injured following a grisly road accident in Mwingi, Kitui County.

Reports say that the overloaded 14-seater matatu lost control and rolled several times before crashing.

The vehicle which was ferrying passengers from a dowry negotiation ceremony veered off the road while trying to overtake another vehicle.

Confirming the incident, Kanyonyoo sub-location assistant chief Jacob Mueti said the vehicle was overloaded at the time of the accident. 

Wreckage of a vehicle that claimed the life of Nandi Hills MP seat aspirant Wesley Kogo PHOTO/COURTESY

Those injured are receiving treatment at the Kitui Level 4 Hospital Mortuary while others were rushed to Matuu Level 4 Hospital in Machakos and the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.

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Bodies of the accident victims were moved to the Kitui Level 4 Hospital Mortuary.

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