Kericho accident: 10 more bodies yet to be identified


Kericho accident: 10 more bodies yet to be identified
The bus known as Home Boyz and operated that killed 56 people in Kericho. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • County Police Commander James Mugera said 7 of the bodies were lying at Kericho District Hospital mortuary while three others were lying at Kisumu Hospital mortuary.
  • Mugera said 46 bodies have so far been identified and released to their families for burial, adding that 15 survivors were still hospitalized in various hospitals.
  • The police boss appealed to motorists and other road users to be careful while on the roads so as to avoid further loss of lives.

Ten bodies of the Kericho accident are still yet to be identified by their next of kin close to a week after the horrific incident.

County Police Commander James Mugera said seven of the bodies are still at Kericho District Hospital mortuary.

Three others are at Kisumu Hospital mortuary, he added.

Mugera said 46 bodies have so far been identified and released to their families for burial.

15 survivors are still hospitalised: four at Eldoret Hospital and 11 at Kericho District Hospital.

The police boss appealed to motorists and other road users to be careful while on the roads so as to avoid further loss of lives.

He further revealed that the ill-fated bus that caused the accident and claimed 58 lives had no speed governor and was unroadworthy.

The Magistrate Court in Molo last week ordered that the two suspects held over the Kericho accident will remain in police custody for another seven days.

Bernard Ishindu, owner of Home Boys bus registered under Western express Sacco and Cleophas Shimanyula alias Toto are currently remanded at Londiani Police Station.

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