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At least 7 killed as matatu collides with cane tractor

Friday May 25 2018


An accident scene at Malaki on the Kitale-Bungoma road on May 25, 2018. PHOTO | GERALD BWISA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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At least seven people were killed in a road crash on Friday evening.

They died on the spot after a 14-seater matatu collided with a cane tractor in Malaki on Kitale-Bungoma road.

Police said five people died on the spot while two others died on the way to hospital.

Eyewitnesses say the accident occurred after the matatu heading to Bungoma tried to overtake another vehicle, but collided with the Kitale-bound tractor owned by West Kenya Sugar Company.

The accident happened around 8.30pm

On the same day last week, six passengers died after their matatu collided with a tractor on the Kitale-Webuye highway in Bungoma.