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Five perish in road accident along Mombasa-Nairobi highway after crusade

Five people confirmed dead in the Monday morning accident.

Five people died and nine others were injured on Monday morning after a matatu collided with a trailer at Kapiti area on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

According to Machakos County Commissioner Abdullahi Galgalo, the accident involved a church van and a lorry.

“The accident occurred after a church van that was headed towards Mombasa collided head-on with a truck approaching Nairobi,” he said.

The 14-seater matatu was ferrying Akorino church faithful for a tour to Mombasa after a crusade in Siaya County  when the vehicle collided head-on with the Nairobi-bound truck.

I was not clear what caused the collision.

The deceased were ferried to the Machakos Level 5 hospital mortuary while the injured rushed to hospital for treatment.