Two pedestrians among 5 killed in Kikopey trailer accident

Two pedestrians among 5 killed in Kikopey trailer accident

Five people died on the spot on Sunday evening after a trailer lost control at Kikopey on the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway, ramming into pedestrians before hitting a building where several people were playing a game of pool. 

Six others sustained serious injuries and are receiving medical care at Gilgil sub-county hospital. 

Gilgil sub-county police boss Francis Tumbo has confirmed the incident, saying the two pedestrians were hit as they walked along the highway at around 9 p.m.

The police boss appealed to pedestrians to exercise caution while walking along the road, highlighting a similar accident in which a 16-seater matatu rammed a trailer, killing four men and a child on the spot. 

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased were moved to the Gilgil sub-county hospital mortuary as investigations into the accident continued.


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