Thirteen more people died in a grisly road accident on Monday night just days after two separate accidents claimed more than a dozen lives.
The Monday accident occured at the Kamukuywa Bridge black spot on the Webuye-Kitale highway.
Bungoma North OCPD Eliud Okello confirmed that the 13 were traveling to Webuye from Kitale in a 14-seater matatu, but all went south after the matatu rammed into the rear of a tractor transporting sugarcane.
Eye witnesses who spoke to Citizen TV said that the driver of the tractor had slowed down as there was a stationary lorry ahead moments to the fateful accident.
Reports say the matatu was being driven at a high speed when the driver lost control, ramming into the tractor, killing 13 on the spot.
Only one passenger escaped with serious injuries. The passenger was rushed to a Bungoma hospital.
On Saturday, 14 were reported dead and scores injured after an Administration Police (AP) truck they were travelling in rolled over at Moinonin along the Marigat-Loruk road in Tiaty, Baringo County.
Among those who died on the spot are; three men, 10 women and a child.
Baringo North Sub-County Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Sheh Muhammed stated that the truck was ferrying some residents to Kapedo and 5 AP officers who had gone to Marigat to purchase food stuff for their colleagues attached to Kapedo AP Camp.
Muhammed noted that at the time of the accident, the driver of the truck was avoiding to knock down goats that were crossing the road when he lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road and rolled several times.
Three AP officers sustained serious injuries and were taken to Baringo County Referral Hospital in Kabarnet for specialised treatment.
The third accident reported in less than a week ago involved musicians from Bomet County while on their way to Timboroa for a gig.
7 musicians were confirmed dead after a gruesome accident at Kamara, Molo Sub-County along the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway.
Their Toyota Probox vehicle collided head on with a truck that was travelling from Eldoret to Kiambu.
Nakuru Base Commander Moses Nderitu said the driver of the Probox was trying to overtake the truck before meeting their death.
Cosmas Rono, a member of the group regretted that his colleagues were no more even in the face of their schedule to entertain their fans in Timboroa.
He said; “I am devastated and it is so sad I have lost my colleagues with whom we had planned to go and entertain our fans in Ilotti in Timboroa.”
Rono and a second member of the group had stayed back to travel with a matatu as the other seven used the Probox.