Six family members have perished in a road accident along the Kericho – Nakuru highway.
The accident occurred at Complex area near Chepseon trading centre, when a saloon car they were travelling in collided head-on with a lorry heading towards Kericho.
According to the police, some of the victims were students going back to school.
This deadly crash comes just four days after Inspector general Joseph Boinnet lauded Kenyans for fewer road accidents and crimes during the 2018 festive season compared to previous years.
Elsewhere, Kiambu county chief officer in charge of Agriculture and marketing John Ngigi has been directed by Governor Ferdinand Waititu to proceed on his annual leave immediately.
Waititu said his directive was informed by Ngigi’s prolonged stay at work due to the nature of his office that seemingly made it impossible for him to take leave.
“It has been noted that you have not taken your annual leave for some time due to the busy nature of your office. You are, therefore, hereby, advised to proceed for your annual 30 days leave with effect from Thursday, January 3,” Waititu said.
The governor directed Ngigi, a brother of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, to hand over to the chief officer in charge of Livestock, Fisheries and Veterinary Services.
He is expected to resume duty on February 14.
Studies around the world have shown that some employees avoid taking their paid leave days due to fear.
A research by Glassdoor done in 2017 indicated that some 54 per cent of US employees refused to take their paid vacation.