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Salgaa: Kenya's Cauldron Of Death


Just when we get over another accident at the Salgaa blackspot, our wounds become fresh again. On early Sunday morning, at least 11 passengers aboard a Great Rift Shuttle lost their lives when the vehicle was hit by a truck. Despite the outcry by residents and citizens over the years, victims keep losing their lives on that stretch along the Nakuru- Eldoret Highway. To bring this into perspective, look at the headlines in major news channels for this year alone;

12 die in Salgaa road crash

By JOSEPH OPENDA More by this Author At least 12 people have been confirmed dead and two others seriously injured in a road crash at Salgaa, on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. The Sunday morning incident that occurred at around 3am involved a Great Rift Shuttle and a Mercedes-Benz Actros.

5 dead after multiple-vehicle collision in Salgaa - Citizentv.co.ke

By Simon Ngure For Citizen Digital Published on 1 November 2017 Five people died on Wednesday evening following an accident involving multiple vehicles at Migaa black spot near Salgaa on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Several others sustained serious injuries in the 5.30 pm accident that involved seven vehicles, three saloon cars, four transit lorries and a canter lorry.

One person dies in an accident involving seven vehicles near Salgaa

IN SUMMARY Road accident involving seven vehicles at Migaa, near Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway One person died on the spot while several others sustained serious injuries in a road accident at Migaa near Salgaa on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. The accident involved seven vehicles, among them two personal cars, a bus, a truck and three trailers.

Five people dead near Salgaa on Nakuru-Eldoret road " Capital News

NAKURU, Kenya Apr 22 - Five people were on Friday night killed in an accident involving a matatu and a truck on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Police said three children were among the dead in the accident that occurred at Sobea area in Rongai, about seven kilometers from the Salgaa black spot.

Vehicle knocks three dead in Salgaa

By JOSEPH OPENDA More by this Author Three people have died after they were knocked down by a vehicle in Salgaa on the Nakuru/Eldoret highway. One person died on the spot while two others died enroute to the hospital. Mr James Kirui, an eye witness, said the Toyota Land Cruiser was skidding before knocking the three.

Two perish in accident involving trailer and personal vehicle near Salgaa

Two people died in a road crash at Teachers near Salgaa Trading Centre on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Rongai OCPD Joseph Kioko said the weekend accident involved a trailer that was heading to Eldoret from Nairobi and a car. The dead were among the three people in the car that was travelling to Nakuru from Eldoret.

450 killed in road crashes in Rift Valley: Report

Tuesday September 12 2017 In Summary The records cover the period between January and August 2017 In an interview with the Nation, Londiani Police Base Commander, Ms Jane Bimbin said the causes of accidents in the region were unique to each stretch of road.

The numbers keep adding up. When a mistake happens once, it is an accident. However, when it keeps happening over and over, then there is a real problem and someone is sleeping on their job.

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