Kericho bus crash: Kenyans online condole with affected families
- At least 40 people died on the spot during the 4am grisly road accident while more victims who had sustained serious injuries passed on while undergoing emergency treatment.
- More victims who had sustained serious injuries passed on while undergoing emergency treatment at various hospitals around Kericho.
- Fort Ternan Police Station OCS Charles Ocharo said the bus was heading to Western Kenya from Nairobi when it veered off the road.
Kenyans on Wednesday morning woke up to the shocking news of a road crash on the Kisumu – Muhoroni highway at Fort Ternan, Kericho County, that has so far claimed 55 lives.
At least 40 people died on the spot during the 4am grisly road accident while more victims who had sustained serious injuries passed on while undergoing emergency treatment at various hospitals around Kericho.
Fort Ternan Police Station OCS Charles Ocharo said the bus belonging to Western Cross Express was heading to Western Kenya from Nairobi when it veered off the road.
Kenyans have since taken to social media to share messages of condolences, expressing their sympathy to families who lost their loved ones to the unfortunate incident.
Political leaders; among them President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had called for swift investigations into the incident, further urging drivers of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) to observes road rules and regulations.
Below are some of the reactions from Kenyans On Twitter following the accident which coincided with a public holiday meant to celebrate Moi Day:
The unfortunate loss of life at Fort Tenan should prick the conscience of Transport CS James Macharia.
I have observed he neither comments on or bothers about simple matters like road safety. He only deals with big billion-dollar projects like SGR and Affordable Housing.
— Joshua K. Njenga (@JKNjenga) October 10, 2018
The CS in charge of Transport would have resigned in shame if this was a country with accountability and responsibility in an incident of such magnitude where a single road accident at Fort Tenan, Kericho County claims over 50 lives!
But hey, few condolences and life goes o
— Ahmed Mohamed (@Asmali77) October 10, 2018
Tragic road accident at Fort Tenan near Muhoroni involving a Kakamega bound Western Express bus. Over 50 passengers feared dead. May God give comfort to the affected families.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) October 10, 2018
No words to describe this morning's tragic loss at Fort Tenan. Praying for the families of the departed. May the lord Almighty give you the strength to deal with this painful loss.
— Abbas Gullet (@Abbas_Gullet) October 10, 2018
And just before the Fort Tenan busses have their licenses withdrawn, can @NPSOfficial_KE @ntsa_kenya explain to Kenyans why a bus not licensed to move at night did just that and went thro many road blocks? We can’t have laws only applicable at convenience. pic.twitter.com/dp122wNaXM
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) October 10, 2018
Fort Tenan Accident 😢
If only it was a plane ✈ that had had that accident, flags would be half must. But the accident involves poor Kenyans so no one will issue such a directive. @UKenyatta 49+ is not just a number.
— Vincent Maruga (@MarugaVincent) October 10, 2018
Whenever you use public transportation and get to your destination safely, thank God! Fort Tenan Kericho pic.twitter.com/fk8lNUPy0z
— donovan (@osoroKE) October 10, 2018
More than 42 people confirmed dead in a bus accident at Fort Tenan, Kericho. The Western Express bus was heading from Nairobi to Kakamega with 52 people on board. This is so tragic. May they rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/C085iZv29D
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) October 10, 2018
Condolences to the families of all the people who lost their lives at the Fort Tenan tragic accident, it's devastating. May God grant you comfort and peace and strength to get through this
— Mary Mwangi (@itsnjerimwangi) October 10, 2018
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