NAIVASHA JUNE 9, 2017 (CISA) – Bishop Maurice Muhatia of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru has called on drivers to be cautious while using roads in order to avoid recurrent accidents especially along the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
Bishop Muhatia was speaking June 8, when he led faithful in a special Mass at the scene of last year’s accident at Karai, Naivasha.
The accident claimed more than 40 people including 12 GSU officers.
“We should continue to pray for the country and for the road users so that we do not record such accidents in the future,” said Bishop Muhatia.
The bishop termed the accident, “One of the darkest moments for the country” and further noted that speeding and careless driving had contributed to the number of accidents in the country.
Speaking at the same event John Mwakibe of the Kenya Red Cross said majority of accidents victims in the country are aged between 15-25 years and that the country was losing over 3,000 people every year to road accidents.
Naivasha traffic base commander Joachim Kangangi on his part warned against drunk-driving, especially during the weekends.
The ceremony was attended by hundreds of faithful and relatives of the over 45 people killed in the December 11, 2016 accident.
The accident occurred after a lorry ferrying inflammable material rammed into 14 other vehicles before it burst into flames.