Owner of bus in Kericho accident charged, released on Ksh.5M bond


Owner of bus in Kericho accident charged, released on Ksh.5M bond
The bus known as Home Boyz and operated that killed 56 people in Kericho. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • They denied charges of operating without a night permit and insurance.
  • The two have been in police custody for over a week after Molo Chief Magistrate Samwel Wahome granted police more time to complete investigations into the accident.

Two suspects were on Monday charged in court over the road accident that killed 56 people at Fort-Tenan area in Kericho County.

The bus owner, Bernard Ishihindu and Cleophas Shimanyula, who is the Director of Western Cross Express Company Limited which the bus operated were arraigned in a Molo Court where they denied charges of operating without a night permit and insurance.

The were released on a Ksh.5 million bond each.

The two have been in police custody for over a week. This is after Molo Chief Magistrate Samwel Wahome granted police more time to complete investigations into the accident.

According to survivors, the bus was overloaded and the driver did not stop speeding the vehicle even after several heckles from the passengers.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has since directed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett to extend the investigations into the crash to cover all government agencies responsible for road safety.

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