TEN DIE IN A GRISLY ROAD ACCIDENT IN GATUNDU

Ten people, believed to be members of the same family, died this morning when a matatu they were traveling in was swept away by raging water in Nyakibai, Gatundu North, Kiambu County. Seven others who survived the accident were taken to the local health centre, treated and discharged.

The accident is thought to have occurred at around 1 a.m. when the driver lost control of the matatu as it crossed Nyakibai Stream near Matara Shopping Centre. He is said to have plunging into the river while making a turn in a sharp bend before the matatu was swept away.

All the fatalities hail from Kandara in Murang’a County. They were heading back home after attending a dowry payment ceremony which was held on Saturday in Nyahururu. The bodies were found floating on the river bed of Nyakibai long after the accident had happened. Rescue mission is still underway in search of an infant who is still trapped in the matatu.

The bodies have been taken to the General Kago Funeral Home at Thika Level Five Hospital.
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