Tanzanian Truck Driver Dies in Road Accident along Namanga Road

By Andrew Walyaula


A truck driver died on Tuesday morning after the truck he was driving hit a pothole and lost control near Kajiado town on the Namanga Highway.

The driver, identified as Tanzanian was a lone in the truck, ferrying tobacco when the vehicle involved in an accident near Dologeshi.

According to the witnesses, he was thrown out of the moving vehicle through the windscreen before the vehicle landed on him in a ditch.

“We had a loud bang and when we reached the scene, the driver was already dead under the vehicle cabin. The windscreen had been smashed and the vehicle engine was running. We suspect the truck was on high speed when the truck hit the pothole,” a witness said.

The drivers said that the deceased spent the night at Namanga and woke up early for unidentified destination.

Kajiado County deputy police commander Joseph Mutiria confirmed the incidence saying the investigations have been launched.

“The body has been moved to Kajiado referral hospital mortuary. Police officers have secured the consignment and are waiting for the truck to be towed to Kajiado police station,” he said.

He urged motorists to be vigilant while on the road.

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