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Three killed, 2 injured after motorcycles collide in Meru

Monday August 05 2019
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Assistant Commissioner of Police (traffic) Karisa Mwaringa (right) chats with Imenti North Sub-County Commander Robinson Mboloi (centre) and Imenti North traffic boss Gideon Lekakeny during a road safety meeting in Meru on April 20, 2019. PHOTO |CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By CHARLES WANYORO

Three people died on the spot while two others were critically injured after two motorcycles collided at at Gachanka area, in Meru County on Sunday.

The injured were rushed to Meru Level Five Hospital for treatment.
The dead were identified as Clinton Murithi, Kelvin Murithi and Victor Orengi.

Mr Ken Mwirigi and Mr Tony Murithi are fighting for their lives at the referral hospital.

The three were traveling on a boda boda from Meru town to Nkabune in Imenti North sub-county at around 11pm.

Imenti North traffic boss Gideon Lekakeny, who visited the scene, said initial investigations indicated one of the motorcycles could have been moving on the wrong side of the road.
He said they had increased surveillance to ensure that all road users adhered to traffic rules.
Mr Lekakeny warned boda boda riders who operate without licenses and safety gear will be arrested and prosecuted.

“Many (riders) are flouting traffic rules especially at night. Some insist on carrying customers while drunk. We want to ensure these cases are eradicated to minimize accidents,” he said.
The three bodies were removed to Meru Level Five Hospital mortuary.

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