Matatu hits and kills fruit vendor in Kakamega

Saturday January 13 2018

Matatu hits vendor on Kakamega-Webuye highway.

Members of the public at the scene of a road accident along the Kakamega-Webuye highway. One person was hit and killed when a matatu's breaks failed. PHOTO | SHARON OKOLLA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By Sharon Okolla

A matatu hit and killed a fruit vendor selling fruits by the road on the Kakamega-Webuye highway on Saturday afternoon.

Kakamega Traffic boss Zephania Kamuren said the matatu’s breaks failed and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Matatu hits vendor on Kakamega-Webuye highway.

Members of the public at the scene of a road accident along the Kakamega-Webuye highway. One person was hit and killed when a matatu's breaks failed. PHOTO | SHARON OKOLLA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Residents crowded the area to catch a glimpse of the accident scene, interfering with traffic and causing a huge snarl-up near the Tuskys building for nearly 40 minutes.

Mr Kamuren urged motorists to be cautious on the roads and be aware of pedestrians and other road users.