Eight people died in two separate road accidents between Friday, December 22, and Saturday, December 23.
According to police report, the first one at Kalemngorok along the Lodwar-Kitale Higway killed four people and injured one, a woman.
A bus ferrying passengers to Lodwar veered off the road and rammed into roadside vendors killing four and injuring one person.
The Lodwar-bound bus lost control before crashing into a group of traders at the said spot.
Turkana South Deputy County Commissioner Gideon Ombongi confirmed that the accident occurred at around 7:00 am. An Officer in Charge of Police Division (OCPD) was part of the passengers.
“An OCPD stationed within the county was one of the passengers in the bus having travelled from Nairobi. However, he was not injured,” the DCC stated.
“Four women were killed on the spot as the bus overturned, landing on its left side. None of the passengers has serious injuries,” Turkana South Sub-county Police Commander William Adenyo is quoted as having said.
The injured woman was rushed to a nearby hospital and the bodies were booked into a morgue nearby.
On Friday, three others were killed by a PSV at a spot in Maili Nane along the busy Kitale-Eldoret highway when a lorry hit a bodaboda operator.
According to witnesses, the lorry driver was avoiding a pothole when he hit the rider on whose motorcycle were two passengers.
In Bomet, one person was killed and two others injured after a lorry hit a motorcyclist.