Accident causes traffic disruption along the Eldoret-Webuye highway

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The scene of the accident

Transport activities along the Eldoret–Webuye highway were affected for the great part of Tuesday morning after a truck was involved in an accident at Kaburengu junction in Matete, partly blocking the busy highway.

The accident occurred at 5 am after the truck driver who was ferrying construction materials to a neighbouring country lost control while descending the steep Chimoi slope towards Webuye.

The truck fell across the road blocking it thus causing a heavy traffic snarl-up of about four Kilometers stretching from Chimoi to Webuye.

It is suspected the driver was tired and sleepy thus causing the accident. However, no casualties were reported from the incident.

A quick intervention by police officers from Matete station helped block residents from looting the goods on transit. The officers later managed to control traffic before the truck was later removed and normalcy returned.