Death troll in Naivasha tanker accident rises to 40

40 feared dead as a tanker carrying combustible materials rammed into 13 cars before bursting into flames. The number is likely to go higher. 

Images of the cars burnt last night

Most of the victims died on the spot, some burnt beyond recognition, after the Ugandan registered tanker carrying an allegedly illegal substance burst into flames on impact.
A number of questions have been asked concerning that tragic accident with Kenyans taking it to social media platforms on the matter. 

Here are some of the views on Twitter 

@JamesLast:Normally a fuel tanker is supposed to use the Mai Mahiu-Naivasha route but someone somewhere allowed it to use the Kijabe-Naivasha route. 

@Atanasi_  :Eldoret – Nakuru – Naivasha – Nairobi road is one of the Deadliest Highways in Africa, Lives lost along this Road should worry our govt.

@Matundura78 :So sad about the Naivasha accident. I complained couple of months ago about illegally erected humps on Naivasha NRB highway to @KeNHAKenya

Deputy President William Ruto has sent heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic accident in Naivasha. He said : “Heartfelt condolences to the families that have lost loved ones following the tragic accident at Karai, Naivasha. May the departed souls rest in peace. I urge motorists to be cautious and adhere to traffic rules to avoid deaths, pain and suffering.” 

 Kenyans have been urged to be careful on the roads this festive season to avoid accidents.  


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