Revelers leaving Prince Indah’s event are hit by a truck in a road accident between Kisii and Migori

Three people have been killed after a driver lost control of a truck and rammed into several vehicles and pedestrians along Kisii-Migori road.

Seven others sustained serious injuries and are being treated at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Kisii County Police Commander Charles Kases said among the dead was a female police officer stationed at Nyanchwa Police Station.

“Two male police officers are also among the injured,” Kases said, adding that the truck may have suffered a brake failure.

“But the cause of the accident early Saturday morning will be confirmed after investigation,” Kases said.

He said the driver of the ill-fated truck died on the spot.

“The truck, which was carrying oranges to the Daraja Mbili market, rammed people and vehicles before ending up in the Waumini Plaza underground parking lot,” Kases said.

The accident occurred at 4:30 am and affected pedestrians leaving Choma Choma Lounge, where a music extravaganza was taking place organized by popular musician Evans Ochieng Opiyo, also known as Prince Inda.

A security guard at Waumini Plaza, David Magati Kenara, said he witnessed the horrific accident.

“There were many people standing along the road leaving the Choma Choma Lounge, which is located on the top floor of Waumini Plaza. I was organizing these people when we suddenly saw a truck coming towards us at high speed with full lights” , said Mr Magati. .

He added: “There was no time for most of the victims to escape from the truck and we just watched as the truck hit the people. Within seconds, ten people were on the ground, although some were still alive.”