Six people, have been confirmed dead and seven others injured after being involved in a road accident along the Narok-Mulot road in Narok County.

According to Narok Central Sub County Police Commander John Momanyi the accident occurred near the Silanga area about four kilometers from Narok town when a Toyota Sienta was involved in a head on collision with a Subaru Forester.

“The driver of the Subaru Forester was trying to overtake another motor vehicle and collided head-on with the Sienta which was travelling on the opposite side,” said Momanyi.

Police say that the Sienta, which was carrying 6 passengers, was heading towards Mulot while the Subaru was heading towards Narok.

All six occupants of the Sienta, including the driver, died on the spot while the Subaru driver escaped with minor injuries and was rushed to Cottage Hospital for treatment after complaining of chest pains.

The bodies of the deceased have been taken to Narok District Hospital Mortuary awaiting identification and postmortem. Both motor vehicles were towed to the Narok Police Station yard pending inspection.

The crash occurred barely a week after the Ministry of Transport and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) announced a nationwide crackdown in a bid to curb the fast rising cases of road accidents.

Last week, Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen issued a directive that all police officers, regardless of their departments must enforce traffic laws in a bid to enhance road safety.

This even as President William Ruto during the official launch of the National Road Safety Action Plan by NTSA, warned the Cs over the increasing cases of road accidents.

The head of state gave Murkomen and his team a year to ensure that cases of road accidents reduce.

“I look forward to one year from now when we will have another meeting and Kipchumba Murkomen you better come and report to us that the numbers are coming down otherwise you will be in a lot of trouble,” the Ruto said during the launch.

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