One person died after he was knocked by a speeding motor vehicle this morning at Tegero area in Ololulunga area along the Narok Bomet Highway.
Confirming the accident, Narok County Police Commander, Kizito Motoro, said the deceased named Shadrack Kiragu, died at Narok County Referral Hospital where he had been rushed for treatment.
“The deceased had sustained serious injuries on the head and was rushed to the County Referral Hospital. Unfortunately, he was confirmed dead on arrival,” said the Police Boss.
A Toyota Harrier vehicle registration number KCK 234T, being ridden by Ms Mercy Wambui, was heading towards the Bomet side and on reaching the location of the accident knocked the adult man.
The body of the deceased was moved to Narok County Referral Hospital for preservation awaiting autopsy as the car was towed to Ololulunga Police Station pending inspection.
The accident happens only a day after six other people died and 30 others nursing serious injuries after they were involved in an accident involving sugar cane trailer and a canter that was transporting casual workers to the sugarcane plantation.
Following the accidents, the Police Boss has called on motorists to be vigilant while plying along the road and warned those who do not comply with the traffic regulations of dire consequences.
“Drivers should be very vigilant while using the road to avoid causing careless accidents. The Traffic Department will be very vigilant to seize drivers who will not follow traffic rules to curb rampant accidents.
A month ago, the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) conducted a ten days sensitization campaign in Narok town and its environs to caution drivers to use a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour in built up places.
Nevertheless, incidents of accidents are still high in the area as several accidents have been reported in the recent past.
By Ann Salaton