Three people were on Tuesday afternoon perished in a road accident involving a matatu and a saloon car at Chepkosa area along the Bomet- Sotik highway.
Bomet Central Sub-County Police Commander Musa Omari said the incident happened at around 3pm.
The accident occurred after one of the matatu’s tyres burst after hitting a pothole then crashed into the saloon car coming from the opposite direction and rolled several times before landing in a ditch.
It is said that the matatu driver was trying to avoid hitting a pothole when the crash occurred.
Nine other passengers who sustained injuries were taken to Tenwek Hospital for treatment.
Bomet sub- county police commander Musa Omari confirmed the incident, saying those injured were rushed to Tenwek Mission Hospital.
“We are still yet to find the driver of the matatu who went missing after the accident…we want him to come and record a statement,” Omari told the press.
The Egesa shuttle was travelling from Kisii to Nairobi carrying two extra passengers ignoring the containment measures on public service vehicles while the car with an unknown number of passengers, was heading towards Kaplong.
Witnesses who spoke to the press accused KENHA of failing to refill potholes along the route which they said is dangerous and has been a scene of several accidents.
The bodies were taken to Longisa Referral Hospital morgue while the wreckages of the two vehicles were towed to Bomet police station.