6 Kenyans dead in Narok-Mulot road accident

Six lives were tragically lost, and seven individuals suffered injuries in a devastating head-on collision between two vehicles on the Narok-Mulot road.

The incident unfolded just a few kilometers before Narok Town when a Subaru Forester, bound for Narok, collided head-on with a Toyota Sienta en route to Mulot.

The collision occurred as the Forester attempted to overtake another vehicle, resulting in the catastrophic impact with the oncoming Toyota Sienta.

According to the official police report, all six occupants of the Sienta succumbed to their injuries at the scene, while the seven injured individuals were swiftly transported to various hospitals for urgent medical attention.

The deceased have been transferred to the Narok County Mortuary pending identification and post-mortem examinations.

The police report stated, “A motor vehicle bearing registration KCW ***X was traveling towards Mulot when it collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle registered as KCX ***P, which was heading towards Narok from Mulot and was attempting to overtake another vehicle.”

“As a result of the collision, six unidentified passengers aboard the Sienta tragically lost their lives instantly due to the impact, while seven others sustained injuries of varying degrees and were promptly taken to nearby medical facilities,” the report continued.

This unfortunate incident underscores the persistent road safety challenges in Kenya. Earlier in January, another head-on collision on the Narok-Bomet road claimed the life of one driver and left five individuals with severe injuries, involving a Toyota Hiace matatu and a Mitsubishi Fuso lorry.

The collision occurred when a matatu from the Transcar Galaxy Sacco collided head-on with the lorry. Additionally, separate incidents involving students from Kenyatta University and Chavakali High School have further highlighted the grave consequences of road accidents.

The Chavakali High School tragedy, which occurred at the Mamboleo Area in Kisumu County on April 1, 2024, resulted in the loss of one student’s life, with several others sustaining injuries in the accident that took place at 9:00 p.m. near the Coptic roundabout.

Similarly, a devastating accident involving Kenyatta University students claimed the lives of 11 students following a head-on collision between their bus and a trailer near Maungu on the Mombasa road.