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Some Kenya road crash victims yet to be identified

Tuesday July 4, 2023

The relatives of victims of the accident gathered at a local hospital to find out what had happened to them

More than 10 bodies from the dozens of people who died in a road accident in Kenya on Friday are yet to be identified, with some having been badly damaged.

County authorities have told local media that they are expecting a pathologist from the national government to help identify the bodies.

At least 50 people died when a lorry carrying a shipping container lost control at the Londiani junction near the western town of Kericho. Forty-one bodies have been identified and some released to families.

The lorry hit several public service and private vehicles at the busy junction before it landed in a ditch.

Transport Minister Kipchumba Murkomen over the weekend issued orders for markets on the side of the road at the site to be relocated following the crash.

He said the relevant agencies would revise speed limits in the area and provide speed bumps and road signs.

He also said the road safety authority would install speed cameras and designate the area as a dangerous section in order support the enforcement of traffic laws.

The measures come amid criticism that the government has not been doing enough to curb road accidents.