At least seven people including a police officer were killed in two separate accidents reported in Kisii and Kajiado Counties.

Seven other people are admitted to hospital following the accidents, police said.

The first accident happened Saturday, June 15 morning in Kisii town along the Kisii-Migori highway.

Three people including the police officer died on the spot, police said.

The accident happened at about 4 am outside Choma choma  Lounge club affecting those leaving the joint.

This is after the driver of a lorry that was racing down the road lost its control and rammed into vehicles parked there and pedestrians who were walking out of the club.

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The driver of the canter which was heading to Migori direction was among those killed.

Police said constable Catherine Omusula attached to Nyanchwa police station was killed in the accident.

Two other people including the driver and an unknown pedestrian died in the accident while seven others including two police officers were seriously injured.

They were all rushed to hospital and admitted in serious condition.

Police said they are investigating the accident.

The incident caused a huge traffic jam on the busy highway for hours before police cleared it.

Police spokesperson Dr Resila Onyango termed the incident tragic.

She said police are investigating the accident.

Elsewhere along the Loitoktok-Emali highway, four people were Friday night killed in a head-on collision incident.

They included two women, a man and a four-year-old child who were occupants of a salon car that was involved in the accident.

Police said the accident happened in the Lunguswa area as the salon car raced toward Loitoktok at about 8pm.

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The driver of the salon car lost control and collided with an oncoming lorry killing all four occupants.

Police rushed to the scene and cleared it.

The bodies were moved to the local morgue pending autopsy and investigations.

Fatal accidents are on the rise amid calls to address the trend.

Up to 4,000 people are killed annually in separate accidents.

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