Kericho accident: Family in grief after 5 members dead, 2 others missing


Kericho accident: Family in grief after 5 members dead, 2 others missing
The bus known as Home Boyz and operated that killed 56 people in Kericho. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The three that died – a 27-year-old man, his wife (22) and their daughter (3) – were among 55 people that have so far been declared deceased following the crash on Muhoroni – Kisumu highway.
  • The family has also been left in fear as a further three of their members reported to have also boarded the bus are still missing.
  • The three deceased and three missing members of the family were travelling from Nairobi to Ingotse to attend the burial of their grandmother who passed on two weeks ago.

A family from Ingotse village in Navakholo Constituency, Kakamega County, has been struck by grief after five of their kinsmen died and two others are still missing following the Wednesday morning fatal road crash at Fort Ternan, Kericho County.

The five including a 27-year-old man, his wife, 22, their three-year-old daughter and two other relatives – were among 55 people that have so far been declared dead following the crash on Muhoroni – Kisumu highway.

The family has also been left in fear as a further two of their members reported to have also boarded the bus are still missing.

The five deceased and two missing members of the family were travelling from Nairobi to Ingotse to attend the burial of their grandmother who passed on two weeks ago.

A support desk has been set up at Kericho District hospital to assist relatives of the victims identify bodies.

Some of the survivors of the horrific accident were rushed to Fort Ternan dispensary and Muhoroni Sub County Hospital.

According to eye witnesses and survivors, the driver of the bus was speeding despite the road having sharps bends and poor signage.

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