Tragedy as two Gor fans killed in road accident
Two Gor Mahia fans travelling to Machakos for a league match tragically lost their lives when they were thrown off board a minibus they were perched on top.
The two died on the spot at Mlolongo along the Nairobi – Mombasa highway, some 25km from Nairobi’s CBD.
They were among fans travelling in a 32-seater minibus headed to Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County for a Kenyan Premier League match against Thika United.
Eye witnesses said the two were riding on top of the bus christened ‘Big Daddy’, which does not have a carrier at the top.
THROWN OFF BOARD
Tragedy struck when the minibus swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle, in the process throwing the two off board.
Five other fans were injured in the accident and rushed to Machakos Level 5 hospital.
This incident comes barely a year after several fans of AFC Leopards were critically injured in a road accident along the same road. One of the fans lost her arm in the accident.
“I am stranded at the scene and in need of Sh4,000 which will help me move these bodies to the mortuary,” the club’s organising secretary Judith Nyangi told Nairobi News.
Contacted for comment, Machakos OCPD Joseph Tenai called on football fans to exercise caution while travelling on the road.