1 dead after Kitui-Kibwezi road accident

The wreckage of a vehicle that was involved in accident along the Kitui -Kibwezi road monday leaving one person dead and another critically injured. (Photo credit - Raphael/Mauvoo)

A middle-aged man died on the spot and his passenger rushed to Mutomo Mission Hospital seriously injured, after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a fatal road accident when it rolled at Kitoo market along Kitui-Kibwezi road, a few kilometers past Mutomo.

Confirming the incident, Mutomo Sub County Deputy Police Commander Judah Gathenge said the vehicle was moving from Kitui to Kibwezi and the person who died was the driver of the vehicle.

He also confirmed that the vehicle was carrying 5 people at the time of the accident saying the 3 others never got any injury but were advised to visit a hospital for a check-up.

He advised all the Kitui-Kibwezi road users to be keen when driving noting that the road is yet to be completed and it is advisable for all drivers to drive at a moderate speed.

The Deputy commander also advised all drivers to ensure their passengers wear face masks as recommended by the Government through the Ministry of Health.

The deceased body was taken to Mutomo level 4 hospital Morgue pending postmortem as the police launch an investigation to get first-hand information on what had happened before the accident.

It is along the Kitui- Kibwezi road where 5 people died on the spot and 2 others rushed to Kitui Level 4 Hospital seriously injured on the 5th of April after the lorry they were traveling in rolled at Maluma area.

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