Dozens killed in Kenya bus crash

Lester Mason
October 11, 2018

The bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega, police said, and footage from the scene showed the vehicle lying on its side with the seats and mangled bits of metal exposed to the air. The man told Citizen TV Kenya that there had been a heated confrontation between the conductor and passengers amidst objections to overloading the bus.

Police said the driver lost control and the vehicle plunged down a slope at a notorious accident black spot. At least seven survivors were rushed to Fort Ternan dispensary and Muhoroni Sub County Hospital. Limited, but its operational name is Home Boyz.

Kenyatta said the authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

Kenyan emergency personnel and security forces inspect the wreckage of a bus at the site of an accident in Kericho, western Kenya, on October 10, 2018.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and opposition chief Raila Odinga have led the nation in mourning the loss of lives after the grisly road accident that occurred at Fort Ternan area on the Kisumu - Muhoroni highway. He also wished a "quick recovery" for those who were injured in the crash.

Around 3,000 Kenyans die every year in road accidents, according to government statistics, but the World Health Organisation estimates the figure could be as high as 12,000.

In 2013 the government re-introduced breathalyzers but had to remove them again after court orders barred police from charging drivers based on readings from the devices.

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