After a collision on Mombasa Road, passengers in a matatu belonging to the Rembo Shuttle Sacco were stuck inside the bus.
Scores of people were hurt in the accident on Friday, March 18, and two others were trapped inside the bus. They were rescued thanks to the efforts of the police and members of the public.
One of the two passengers stuck in the driver’s compartment had a terrible time being extracted by police. Her legs were entrapped by the dashboard, they discovered.
The rescuers decided to pull the woman out with metal bars. Her screams of anguish were heard as the rescue squad struggled to get her out of the vehicle.
The two imprisoned passengers were eventually rescued and taken to Athi River’s Shalom Community Hospital.
Witnesses told the press that the Rembo Shuttle Sacco bus, which was traveling from Kitengela to Nairobi, sped past another vehicle and collided with a lorry transporting sand near Sabaki estate in Athi River.
The collision caused a massive traffic gridlock that stretched for a kilometer beyond the Athi River intersection.
Another matatu overturned near the Globe Roundabout in Nairobi’s Ngara neighborhood. After colliding with a vehicle ahead of it, the 14-seater minibus flipped.
The National Transport and Safety Authority listed Mombasa Road as the third most dangerous road in Kenya (NTSA). The government issued a study highlighting the city’s most dangerous roadways.
According to the National Traffic Safety Authority, Outering Route was Nairobi’s most dangerous road, with 44 fatal incidents documented.
In 2021, Waiyaki Way came in second with 38 fatalities, while Northern Bypass and Mombasa Road tied for third with 29 accidents each.
At the Globe Roundabout in Ngara, Nairobi, another matatu overturned. After colliding with a vehicle in front of it, the 14-seater minibus toppled.
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority, Mombasa Road is the third most dangerous road (NTSA). The authority issued a study outlining the city’s most hazardous roadways.
Outering Route, according to the National Traffic Safety Authority, was Nairobi’s most dangerous road, with 44 fatal incidents recorded.
In 2021, Waiyaki Way had 38 fatalities, while Northern Bypass and Mombasa Road tied for third place with 29 accidents each.