The wreckage of the Mbukinya bus after an accident at Salgaa on Friday.Photo/Courtesy
Five people died and three others seriously injured in Salgaa as Kenyans ushered in the New Year.
The three died after a Mbukinya bus and a Toyota Wish were involved in a head-on collision at around 3am on the Nakuru-Total highway.
All the victims were in the private car, no one in the bus was injured.
Witnesses told the Star the bus was speeding as it attempted to overtake another vehicle when it hit the small car.
Rift Valley traffic commander Mary Omari said the three people who were injured are receiving treatment at Nakuru Provincial Hospital.
The car was heading to Uganda while the bus was travelling to Nakuru from Eldoret town.
“I warn all road users during this festive season and especially as we head to school opening to strictly observe traffic rules to avoid more accidents,” Omari said.