Kericho bus crash: Kenyans online condole with affected families


Kericho bus crash: Kenyans online condole with affected families
The scene of an accident at Fort Ternan on the Kisumu-Muhoroni highway.

In Summary

  • 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:

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