NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Six members of the same family died in a
grisly road accident early Saturday when their saloon vehicle
collided with a truck in Ruai area, about 25 km east of Nairobi.
Area police officer Leonard Kimaiyo said the driver of the vehicle
they were traveling in escaped with serious injuries and is admitted
at the hospital but the lorry occupants were unhurt.
"The group was traveling in a saloon car when it collided with a
lorry and died at a junction on the Eastern by-pass in Ruai.
"The driver of the saloon car survived and is admitted at the
hospital. We have launched investigations to establish the cause of
the accident," Kimaiyo said.
The six family members were from a graduation event in Kakamega
headed for Kangundo when the accident happened at about 5 a.m. local
Kenyan roads have been described as exceptionally dangerous for
vulnerable users like children, out of whom a significant number of
them are among those killed and injured.
The East Africa nation loses at least 3,000 people annually from
road traffic accidents, with close to half being pedestrians,
according to statistics from the police.