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  • It is not clear what led to the passenger's death.
  • In the last two months, three passengers have died along the highway. 

Another passenger has died in a matatu plying the Mombasa- Nairobi highway.

The Tuesday evening incident occurred in a Machakos bound bus near Kibwezi. 

Reports indicate that passengers in the Public Service Vehicle noticed that the 68-year-old man was motionless before asking the driver to stop the vehicle.

The incident was confirmed by Kibwezi Sub-county Police Commander Ben Changulo

"Passengers had been asking the deceased to close the window when they discovered that he was motionless," said Changulo.

The man's body was taken to Kibwezi Mortuary as health officials fumigated the bus.

Two similar deaths have been recorded in the last month, with one taking place along Mombasa road and the other at Mukaa near Malili town.

In the first incident, a man allegedly died from Covid-19 related complications, but his post-mortem results came back negative.

The second case saw a passenger die in what was believed to be another Covid-19 related death. However, no official report has been released regarding the incident.

Notably, the deaths come in the wake of strict Ministry of Health guidelines on managing the pandemic in public service vehicles. 

With most people traveling upcountry for the Christmas holidays, the government has raised the alarm over possible violations of the MOH guidelines.