Three students from Chogoria Girls’ High School and a driver of a public service vehicle (PSV) are believed to have died in an accident at Kambiti along Kenol-Makutano Road.
Muranga Sub County County Police Chief Alexander Shikondi confirmed.
The three students were reportedly killed on the spot while several other students were reportedly injured and rushed to Kenol hospital.
A source familiar with the matter, speaking to Kenyas.co.ke, added that PSV collided with a truck carrying potatoes.
Accidents increased ahead of the holiday season, with recent figures from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) showing that 3,212 died in road accidents between January and September 2021, an increase from 2,560 dead in the same period last year.
In a report dated December 15, 2021, the National Police Service found that street killings had increased, with the most affected group being boda boda drivers.
To control the situation, the NPS is committed to working with all travelers and drivers to ensure that road accident cases are minimized.
“Remember that our agents will always be there to provide any assistance to ensure respect for the rule of law. We therefore request the highest level of co-operation from the people to reduce the number of road deaths,” police said.
In addition, the NPS urged motorists and pedestrians to be vigilant and alert on the road especially during the short rainy season.
“… we urge all motorists, passengers and pedestrians to be vigilant and alert on our roads as the holiday season approaches and schools are closed,” the statement said.