In a car accident on Friday in the Kahiro section of Kirinyaga County’s Sagana-Kagio route, three people died and six others were critically hurt.
Kirinyaga Police Commander Mathew Mang’ira confirmed the collision and claimed a boda boda and a matatu were involved.
According to the police chief, a matatu carrying 14 passengers was traveling from Kagio to Sagana when it collided head-on with a boda boda carrying two pillion riders who had apparently just emerged and entered the road in the opposite lane.
Faith Wambui and other roadside residents in Kahiro claimed the three young males on the boda boda were yelling and driving too fast.
“We think they were drunk, and they’re not from this place… we had a very hard time removing one of the passengers from the matatu,” Wambui said.
The six injured passengers were taken in with significant injuries to the Sagana sub-county hospital, where they are being treated, according to police commander Mang’ira.
Since then, the bodies of the deceased have been retrieved from the scene and brought to the hospital in Murang’a County.
The motorcycle and matatu sustained significant damage in the collision and were transported to Sagana Police Station while the accident was being investigated.