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.
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.
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.