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Accident claims five along Machakos-Kitui Road.

Five people perished in a road accident involving two 14-seater matatus and a lorry in Kingaatuani area on the Machakos-Kitui road, on the night of Thursday July 9.

Five others sustained serious injuries and were taken to Machakos Level 5 Referral Hospital.

The driver of the lorry, which was heading to Kitui, lost control and hit a matatu and consequently the matatu hit another matatu.

The two matatus were heading to Machakos town.

Police are yet to establish the total number of passengers who were in the two matatus.

Confirming the incident, Mwala subcounty traffic base commander Jack Ila urged drivers to be careful and follow traffic rules.

“It’s quite unfortunate and disappointing that we keep losing lives to reckless driving,” Ila said.

The bodies were taken to Machakos Level 5 Referral Hospital mortuary.

Earlier this week three people died in yet another accident involving three vehicles along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

Two trucks are said to have collided at an intersection near Maanzoni Lodge knocking a Toyota Probox off the road and killing three people on the spot.