Four Family Members Killed in Road Accident

A mangled car wreck following a grisly road accident in Kenya. /CITIZEN DIGITAL

Four members of the same family were killed in a road accident on the evening of Tuesday, October 13.

According to authorities, the grisly road accident involved a trailer and private car and it occurred along Ahero-Isebania Road at Kadongo Market.

Six survivors are currently admitted to hospital in critical condition.

A trailer which was involved in an accident along the Ahero-Isebania Road on October 13, 2020. /TWITTER

Residents of these areas have been urging the contractor to erect temporary bumps on the road.

Police reveal that over speeding and drunk driving are the biggest causes of accidents in the area.

The Isebania – Ahero Road is a new road constructed as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta effort to improve connectivity in the region.

The highway links Kenya to Tanzania and South Sudan from Mau Summit through Narok.

Its construction cost Ksh18 billion and was supervised by KeNHA.

The cost was funded by the Government of Kenya and the African Development Bank.

Road accidents have been on the rise since President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lifting of a section of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, including cessation of movement within the country.

The country reported 60 deaths associated with drunk-driving and speeding between Friday, October 2 and Sunday, October 4, forcing the government to act.

The National Transport And Safety Authority (NTSA) launched a crackdown on drunk driving in all major towns from Friday, October 9.

The authority announced in a statement that it will be conducting random alcoblow tests on highways while ensuring measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are in place.

A driver undergoing a past alcoblow test. /DAILY NATION
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