NTSA lifts suspension on Modern Coast buses


NTSA lifts suspension on Modern Coast buses
Modern Coast bus. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The authority, in a statement released on Friday, lifted the suspension on the company’s operational licence issued last week after two Modern Coast buses collided at Kiongwani area on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
  • The accident left 7 people dead and 62 others seriously injured.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has finally lifted the suspension on Modern Coast Express Limited.

The authority, in a statement released on Friday, lifted the suspension on the company’s operational licence issued last week after two Modern Coast buses collided at Kiongwani area on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

The accident left 7 people dead and 62 others seriously injured.

“The company’s access to the NTSA portal has been deactivated to limit any activities on their 88 vehicles, as the investigation continues,” said new NTSA Director General George Njao in a statement on December 12, 2019.

Modern Coast, on December 17, said the NTSA had given them the go-ahead to resume operations.

Confusion was however witnessed as, only hours later, police intercepted two Modern Coast buses – each carrying 45 passengers – at Sultan Hamud on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway saying the ban was yet to be lifted.

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