Four Family Members Perish in Single Accident in Bomet, Along Bomet-Olenguruone Road


Four family members on Thursday perished in a grisly road accident that happened near the Tenwek Bridge on the Bomet-Olenguruone Road.

The accident occurred after the car lost control and hit a lorry that was heading in the same direction before it rolled into a river next to the road.

While confirming the incident, Bomet Central Sub-County police boss Musa Omar noted the accident occurred when the two vehicles were travelling to Silibwet.

The police report further noted that three bodies had so far been recovered from the river, the bodies recovered include that of a man and two women.

People crossing the Tenwek Bridge in Bomet along the Bomet-Olenguruone Road on May 9, 2024

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According to the police boss, the body of a minor was still missing but he confirmed the search was still underway.

Further reports reveal the car, after plunging in the waters was swayed about 50 meters from the scene before it was stopped by trees along the river.

Meanwhile, the lorry’s driver fled the scene with police confirming investigations had been launched.

Following the accident, the wreckage of the ill-fated car was towed to Bomet Police Station to pave the way for further investigations.

The deceased’s bodies were moved to Longisa Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

The Bomet accident comes barely a month after seven family members perished in a road accident in the Salama area of Makueni County, along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway.

According to a police report, the Salama accident occurred on April 1, after a car the family members were travelling in got involved in a head-on collision with a lorry.

The 7 met their untimely deaths while on their way back home from Mombasa after an Easter vacation with other family members.

The wreckage of an accident involving four vehicles along Mombasa Road on April 1, 2024.

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