Five female students are currently nursing serious injuries at Nyakach Sub-County Hospital in Kisumu County after the matatu they were travelling in got involved in a road accident along the KenduBay-Katito road.
The students, aged between 16 and 17, all sustained broken limbs and varying bruises.
The accident occurred after one of the matatu’s tyres burst before the vehicle veered off the road and overturned.
Nyanza Regional Traffic Boss Joseph Ng’ang’a confirmed the incident and said the injured persons were lucky to be alive, adding that the driver of the ill-fated matatu fled the scene immediately after the incident.
Police are currently in pursuit of the driver according to Ng’ang’a.