Two people died on Tuesday early morning and 10 others injured in a road accident that occurred at Migingo area, five kilometres from Mtito-Andei town on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
According to police reports, a Mombasa-bound bus belonging to Daima Connections Sacco collided head-on with a trailer that was headed to Nairobi.
County Police Commander, Joseph Ole Naipeyan, said the driver of the bus and a male passenger died on the spot.
The bus had 49 passengers when the accident occurred at around 5.30 am.
He added that the driver of the trailer escaped unhurt and fled immediately after the accident.
“The driver of the trailer was joining the main highway from the parking when he collided head-on with the bus. He failed to maintain the required distance,” stated Naipeyan.
The injured were rushed to Mtito-Andei sub-county hospital while the bodies were taken to Makindu sub-county hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
The vehicles were towed to Mtito-Andei police station.