Motorcycle operator crashed to death along the Nairobi-Naivasha highway

A motorcycle operator was killed along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway after being crushed to death by a speeding bus in Naivasha to the shock of the passengers.

This brought to nine the number of operators who have died in Naivasha since the year began with tens of others injured.

The accident came hours after the department of traffic and NTSA launched a crackdown on the highway targeting traffic offenders including motorcycle operators.

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In the latest incident, the operator joined the highway near a petrol station in Kayole estate and was hit by the bus that was in high speed.

According to James Kabono from Naivasha Safety Group, the operator was squarely to blame after he joined the highway without checking.

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He expressed his concern over the rising cases of accidents involving motorcycle operators noting that majority of those involved were below 25 years.

“We are losing at least one motorcycle operator every week to road accidents and its time that we engaged them afresh on road safety,” he said.

Kabono added that passengers in the bus that was heading to Western Kenya from Nairobi escaped unscathed but shaken.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed both incidents adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to area mortuary and inquest files opened.

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Bodaboda Operator Who Rode From Kerugoya To Naivasha To Visit Girlfriend Crashed To Death

A motorcycle operator who rode from Kerugoya to Naivasha to visit his girlfriend was on Sunday night crashed by a speeding trailer along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

The 30-year-old died on the spot while the trailer sped off from the scene as cases of fatal road accidents involving the operators continue to rise.

Three weeks ago, three operators were hit and killed by motorists along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in three different cases.

In the latest incident, the operator had driven from Kerugoya over 200kms when the accident occurred near Maili Mbili center along the busy road.

A driver of a matatu Abel Mwaura said that the operator had been overtaking a fleet of vehicles before he was hit by the trailer.

“The driver of the trailer did not realize that he had hit the operator and sped off leaving the man to bleed to death,” he said.

Meanwhile, a group of passengers heading to Nairobi from Nakuru were on Sunday subjected to a three hour horror ordeal after a group of thugs carjacked a Nissan matatu there were travelling in.

The thugs who were allegedly armed with a gun and other crude weapons robbed the passengers before dumping them in the suburbs of Naivasha town.

The four thugs who had boarded the matatu in Nakuru town later fled the scene before the shaken passengers reported the matter to Naivasha police station.

The incident came barely a fortnight after another group of thugs carjacked another matatu near Kinale forest on the same highway and robbed the passengers.

A passenger only identified as Ibrahim narrated how one of the thugs called on the driver to allow him to take a call of nature before turning against him.

He said that the driver was ordered out of his seat and the vehicle was driven off the highway where they were beaten and robbed during the 11pm incident.

“The thugs even had the guts to transfer all the cash in our Mpesa to their phones before escaping with all our personal effects and cash,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that in the carjacking cases no suspects had been arrested.

“We are following up the carjacking case while in the accident case the body was collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Over 30 Kangumbiri students injured after bus overturns in Nyeri

Thirty three students were seriously injured after a bus they were using overturned at Mukurweini in Nyeri county on Saturday.

The students from Kangumbiri Girls’ School were heading home for their mid-term holidays when the accident occurred.

“Three girls in critical condition rushed to Mukurweini sub-county hospital,” Kenya Red Cross said in a tweet.

The bus overturned 50 meters from the Tambaya river bridge at the boundary of Mukurwe-ini and Tetu sub-counties.

Witnesses said the bus tyre burst forcing the driver to swerve off the road to avoid plunging into the river.
About ten students sustained minor injuries during the accident. The learners were heading to Nairobi.

The bus, which reportedly belongs to one of the parents, had picked the students from the school.

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SAD: Two Perish, Scores Perish In 3am Accident Along Nairobi-Nakuru

A trailer driver and a woman died in Karai area of Naivasha on Friday morning following an accident involved three vehicles.

During the 3am accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, scores of passengers seriously injured three of them seriously and rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital.

The accident that involved a trailer, a bus and personal car paralyzed the flow of traffic for over two hours before the wrecks were towed away.

The trailer which was heading to Nakuru from Nairobi was overtaking when it rammed into bus and the personal car that were heading in the opposite direction.

A witness James Kabono pointed an accusing finger at the trailer driver noting that he was on the road illegally as trailers are supposed to be using the Limuru-Mai Mahiu road.

Kabono added that among the dead were the trailer driver and a woman who was travelling in the bus that was destined for Nairobi.

“The trailer first hit the side of the bus and an incoming county car before losing control and landing into a nearby ditch,” he said.

Kabono noted that during the accident, scores of passengers mainly children in the bus were rushed to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Confirming the incident, Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said that the two died while undergoing treatment at the sub-county hospital.

“We lost two people following the night accident and their bodies have been taken to the local mortuary while the wrecks have been towed to the police station,” he said.

And on the same highway, tens of motorists were stranded for over three hours following another accident near Kijabe area.

A Canter that hit a personal car blocked the busy road completely paralyzing transport along the busy road and forcing motorists to seek alternative routes.

The situation was worsened by overlapping drivers travelling in opposite direction and it took police hours to clear the snarl-up.

A passenger Marcus King’ori who was heading to Nairobi from Naivasha said that on impact, the canter blocked the whole road leading to the crisis.

He added that occupants of the two vehicles received minor injuries and were rushed to the nearby Kijabe mission hospital.

“Police managed to two the wreck away from the road after three hours and by that time there was a major traffic snarl-up that stretched for over 10kms on both sides of the road,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

TRAGEDY: Eight Perish After Matatu Rams Into Truck In Machakos

Eight people died early on Sunday morning when the matatu they were travelling in rammed into a truck near the Machakos turnoff.

The accident took place at about 2.30 am at Kwa Muambi on Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

Machakos County Police Commander Sammel Mukhedia said six people died at the scene and the others while on the way to Machakos Level 5 Hospital.

Mukhedia said 10 people who suffered minor injuries were also taken to this hospital.

The Commander asked drivers to keep safe distances from those ahead of them to prevent such incidents, especially during the rainy reason as visibility is poor.

The bodies were taken to the hospital’s mortuary.

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Scores Of Passangers Injured After a Bus Rammed Into a Matatu Along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway

Meanwhile, scores of passengers were injured five of them seriously following an accident involving a bus and a Nissan matatu along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The accident near Flyover trading center was caused by the foggy weather along the busy highway which has adversely affected visibility.

The accident occurred after the bus which was heading towards Naivasha rammed into an incoming matatu before losing control and landing by the roadside.

Four women and one man from the two vehicles were seriously injured and rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital as police moved in to control the building traffic.

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A witness James Kabono said that the bus driver also contributed to the accident after he decided to overtake a fleet of vehicles despite the poor visibility.

He said that while overtaking the driver met the incoming matatu leading to the head on collision which left part of the highway blocked.

“On impact, the bus lost control and landed on its side away from the highway trapping some of the passengers who were later rescued by members of the public,” he said.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident adding that they were seeking the driver of the ill-fated bus.

“The wrecks have been towed to Magumu police station while the injured are receiving treatment at the Naivasha sub-county hospital,” said the officer.

 

 

-Antony Gitonga

Sorrowful! Mother Of Two Dies And Scores Injured After a Bus Lost Control While The Driver Was On Phone

A mother of two died and scores of passengers were injured, following an accident involving a bus destined for Western Kenya.

The evening accident near Kinale forest along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway occurred after the driver of the bus lost control and before clashing by the roadside.

One of the passengers only identified as Sam Otieno said they were traveling from Nairobi to Western Kenya when the incident occurred.

He said they had tried to convince the driver to stop communicating on the phone while driving but he went ahead adding that he was unable to control it.

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“We cautioned him on the dangers of talking on the phone and he ignored our pleas and when we started going downhill, he lost control of it rolling several times,” he said.

He said the female passenger who lost her life had one of her arms chopped off and succumbed to injuries as she was being treated.

A senior police officer who did not want to be named said they were holding the driver and would be charged in court to face several charges among them causing death by reckless driving.

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Meanwhile, armed cattle rustlers invaded Maraigushu village in Naivasha and slashed two people before escaping with several herds of cattle worth thousands of shillings last night.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Die In a Gory Athi River Crash (PHOTOS)

Three people have died and scores injured in a grisly road accident involving a lorry, matatu and a saloon car at the Athi River Junction on Mombasa Road.

This comes barely a week after four bodyguards attached to the Machakos County Alfred Mutua’s wife perished in a horrific road accident near Lukenya Hills.

More details to follow. Here are some of the photos.

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Drama! Angry Residents Lynch a Middle Aged Man Who Was Found Stealing Chicken In Kijabe

Meanwhile angry residents of Kijabe village in Lari sub-county lynched a middle-aged man who was found stealing chicken in the area.

The residents according to a witness Jacob Mungai had become incensed by numerous tendencies by the suspect to steal from them each day.

Mungai said the suspect had been arrested several times although he was finding his way back to his illegal activities.

He said residents were alarmed over the incident and cornered him near the village’s shopping centre where he was lynched.

“He had even been warned to stop his behaviors but continued and the residents were left with no other option other than to lynch him,” he said.

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A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the two incidents saying the four injured youths had been treated and discharged.

“We have launched investigations into the first incident and on the second we want to caution residents against taking the law into their hands and instead inform the police so that legal procedures can be taken,” said the officer.

Meanwhile, more than twenty youths escaped death by a whisker after a driver of a trailer who was driving downhill lost control and rammed into several shops in Mai Mahiu, Naivasha.

The trailer which was heading to Western Kenya from Nairobi is said to have developed mechanical problems at the Mai Mahiu escapements hitting the shops during the early morning incident.

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The youths were playing betting games in the area when the incident happened with four of them sustaining slight injuries.

According to a resident Joseph Ngigi, it had becoming a normal trend for trailers driving along the stretch to hit structures that are located near the road.

Ngigi said the injured were rushed to private hospitals in the area and property of unknown value was destroyed during the incident.

“We want something done to this stretch of the Mai Mahiu Limuru highway owing to its design with trailers carrying heavy goods falling victim to accidents”.

He added that there was a heavy traffic jam at the same section before police arrived to control and towed the trailer that was badly damaged to Mai Mahiu police station.

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Woman Causes a Nasty Car Accident While Dancing Suggestively On The Roadside (VIDEO)

It’s sad how women are taking this new dance move called ‘twerking’ to a whole new level.

Well, a woman recently caused a very grisly road accident when she decided to show off her twerking skills by the roadside, distracting a motorist who crashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

From the video that has been making rounds online, the woman is seen getting her groove on as she showcases her seductive dance moves as her friend takes a video from the other side of the camera.

As the lady gets into the groove, a few cars pass by without giving her much attention, but it was when she heard the sound of a motorcycle from the background that she decided to cheer on just to get his attention.

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The rider was however distracted, as he turned his head to look at the woman, taking his eyes off the road, smashing straight to an oncoming personal car, launching straight into the air after the nasty crash.

The women get shocked and panic as they rush towards the scene of the accident, terrified. From the video, you can see the biker lying down unconsciously, but from the reports, he survived the accident with a pelvic and leg injury.

The Ukrainian woman’s video has gone viral after it was shared and I hope it’s a lesson learned for them. Check it out below.

 

 

Two dead, several injured in prison van crash

Two people, including a prison officer, died while several others were injured on Saturday after a prison van they were travelling in was involved in an accident at Coptic Church on Kakamega-Kisumu highway.

Kisumu County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim said the victims, mostly women, were coming from a funeral in Kakamega when the accident happened.

The injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals for treatment.

In an apparent indication that the poor design of the road was to blame for the accident, Maalim said he had earlier notified the Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) to have the road redesigned.

“As earlier promised, I have already written to the Director General of KENHA to redesign the roundabout and that stretch before the contractor leaves site,” Maalim said.

Nyanza Regional Traffic Boss Andrew Naibei was still unavailable for comment at the time of this publication.

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7 Perish In Matatu Accident Along Eldoret-Webuye Road

Seven people died after a matatu they were traveling in lost control and plunged into a river near Musembe area along the Eldoret-Webuye road last night.

Police say the Matatu which was heading to Eldoret was speeding and may have lost control due to poor visibility in the area.

Eight other people are admitted in hospital in critical condition.

Man gets into an accident and 17 girlfriends show up to visit him

A Chinese man had a little explaining to do after a car accident left him in hospital and his 17 girlfriends rushed to his bedside.

According to the South China Morning Post report, the Chinese casanova known only as Mr Yuan had apparently been dating all 17 women at the same time, without their knowledge and even has a child with one.

However, his numerous affairs were exposed after he was taken to hospital on March 24 following a car accident where he got non-life-threatening injuries.

Doctors contacted his ‘relatives’ and were surprised when 17 girlfriends turned up – although presumably not as surprised as Mr Yuan.

Changsha newspaper Xiaoxiang Chen Bao reports that the women were also stunned to discover the truth about their sweetheart.

One of the girlfriends, called Xiao Li, said: ‘I’ve been with him for a year and a half. [After hearing he’d been in an accident] I cried so hard I didn’t have any tears left.

‘I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital. But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn’t cry anymore.’

Xiao says she’s now set up a chat forum for all of Yuan’s partners and she’s discovered that some of the women had been supporting him financially – one of them for nine years.

Wang Fang, the mother of Yuan’s child, said: ‘We’ve already had a son together. What can I do now? I don’t love him anymore, but I do love my son.’

Another girlfriend, Xiao Ting, said she thought Yuan had been her ‘Mr Right’ and she had already been planning her wedding.

The hapless casanova’s story has now been shared across social media sites in China, with some expressing admiration for his multitasking ability, while others are wondering how exactly he kept 17 women in the dark.

As for loverboy, the online speculation is the least of his problems – according to reports, the police have now launched an investigation into allegations of fraud.

Actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, reported engine failure and crash-landed his vintage plane on a Venice golf course.

He was breathing and alert when medics arrived and took him to hospital in a “fair to moderate” condition, a fire department spokesman said. His son Ben, a chef in Los Angeles, later tweeted from the hospital: “Dad is OK. Battered but OK!

His publicist said: “The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” The nature of Ford’s injuries have not been disclosed but website TMZ, which first reported the story, said he suffered “multiple gashes to his head”.

Shortly after take-off from Santa Monica Airport, he said he was having engine failure with his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR and was making an “immediate return”.

He was unable to reach the runway and landed on the golf course. “There was no explosion or anything. It just sounded like a car hitting the ground or a tree or something. Like that one little bang, and that was it,” Jeff Kuprycz, who was playing golf told the Associated Press news agency.

“He ended up crashing around the eighth hole.”

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Eight perish as matatu rams into motorcycles in Kisii

Eight people died Saturday afternoon when a matatu heading from Kiamokama rammed into several motorcycles at Kisii School along Kisii-Keroka road. The dead include passengers in the matatu and boda boda operators.

Kisii Level-six hospital medical superintendent Dr Enock Ondari said that six of the victims died on the spot while two others died on arrival at the hospital. “Bodies of six people were ferried to the mortuary while two other victims succumbed on arrival,” Ondari said.

Ondari said that 16 survivors of the accident are getting treatment for various injuries. “Those admitted will undergo CT scans and X-rays to determine the extent of injuries suffered before treatments,” Ondari added. The matatu belonging to Ammotak Co.Lt allegedly hit three vehicles a few meters way before the accident.

Area OCP Tom Mutisya who arrived at the scene said that they would not immediately establish the cause of the accident but suspected it was because of break failure.Kisii Governor James Ongwae sent condolences to the bereaved families and those admitted in hospital.

“My Government will ensure that those hospitalized receive proper medical attention adding that they will sit with the bereaved families to see how they can be helped,” Ongwae said.

 

Bobbi Kristina Brown involved in car crash 4 days before bath tub incident

Bobbi Kristina Brown was alleged caused a car crash just four days before she was found unconscious in a bath tub at her home in Georgia. The 21-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston was driving her Jeep Liberty on January 27 when she lost control, crossed lanes into oncoming traffic and smashed into another vehicle in Roswell, Georgia, the police told UsMagazine.com.

The nasty collision reportedly left two people – the driver she hit and a passenger in her car – in hospital with unknown injuries. On January 31, the aspiring actress was discovered by her ‘husband’ Nick Gordon and ex-boyfriend Max Lomas face-down, unresponsive, in the bath at the couple’s townhouse in Georgia.

The brunette beauty was rushed to hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma, where she has remained for the last two weeks, while she currently fights for her life. Gordon, whom she claimed she married in January 2013, is currently under investigation for unexplained injuries found on Brown’s body after recent records revealed he had also called the police in July 2013 claiming his lover had fallen and was unresponsive.

Police documented at the time that Brown was disorientated when they arrived at the property and she was later taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Bobbi’s aunt Leolah Brown – the sister of her father Bobby Brown – believes Gordon will ”110 per cent” be charged with a crime related to her niece’s injuries.

As of yet, no one has been charged or named as a suspect in the incident, which is now being treated as a criminal case. Brown is being cared for at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and her family are hopeful she’ll make a full recovery after she showed signs of improvement recently by opening her eyes.

Boy’s life saved by doctors who stored his SKULL in his stomach

A schoolboy who nearly died after being knocked off his bike was saved when surgeons put his skull inside his abdomen for three weeks.

Soccer-mad Jahfari Martin, nine, is making a full recovery thanks to the amazing surgery which saw the top of his skull placed inside his tummy for “safe-keeping”.

The youngster’s mum Sheryl said: “I am just so happy he is alive. “I wake up every day and praise God and the surgeons.”

Jahfari’s brain became dangerously swollen after he was hit by a car while cycling to a football match at Eastleigh Academy FC. He was catapulted 15ft into the air by the Vauxhall Corsa before landing unconscious in the road.

The lad was rushed to Southampton Children’s Hospital, Hants., where medics say he was close to death.Doctors battled to ease the swelling, putting Jahfari into a medically-induced coma to help relax his brain.

They also tried to drain the fluid building inside his skull, however, the procedure did not help. Mr Chakraborty explained: “In those situations you only have one option and that is to remove a very large amount of bone from his skull.”

Surgeons gently removed the skin from Jahfari’s forehead just above the eye line, then cut out a section of skull bigger than a adult’s hand to help alleviate the pressure.

Once it was removed the team created a pocket in the Year Five pupil’s stomach and kept the pieces of bone there for 18 days. The schoolboy said: “It was like a rock was in my belly, like I had swallowed a rock or something.”

He was even allowed to go home with his skull in his abdomen and returned to hospital a week later for it to be replaced over the top of his head during another operation. He was finally discharged three days later.

Three months on Jahfari is back to his old self having received a get well soon card from his hero, Chelsea captain John Terry, thanks to his big brother Tre, 18.

Four perish in Isiolo-Nanyuki road accident

Four passengers died along the Isiolo-Nanyuki highway Friday night. Buuri deputy OCPD Joseph Chebusit confirmed the incident saying the passengers who were all men died on the spot after the Inana Sacco vehicle rammed into a stationary truck at kwa Mungania area.

Chebusit said only one passenger survived and was rushed to Kiirua mission hospital and admitted in critical condition. The deputy OCPD said the cause of the accident was not immediately established but they suspect that the driver must have either fallen asleep while driving .He added that the only way to ascertain the cause of the crash is to speak to the sole survivor in the accident.

The bodies of the deceased are at Isiolo General Hospital Mortuary.