Passengers aboard a matatu in Kericho escaped death by a whisker after their car which was escaping the hand of the police rammed on a trailer. According to eyewitnesses, the traffic police officers were trailing the car, the road race ended badly after the Matatu hit the trailer.
The accident disrupted transport services along Nakuru Kericho highway as officers cleared the scene, the driver of the matatu and his tout alighted and escaped leaving passengers in the car.
The officers are said to have been strict in maintaining and ensuring the COVID-19 regulations after the health ministry reported rising cases of the virus and declaring a third wave in the country.
Kericho security officers have been at the receiving end from members of the public for focusing on bribes and setting aside what they are required to do.
The country police boss however made it clear that they will go after the two and will be charged for risking the lives of the passengers.