Uhuru condoles with families of ill fated Kisii school bus tragedy
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday sent a message of condolence to the families of the students of St Mary’s Nyamagwa Girls Secondary School who died in a road accident in Kisii County yesterday.
In a statement to the press, President Kenyatta urged road users, particularly drivers, to drive carefully and exercise maximum caution to avoid accidents and loss of lives.
“Their death is a big loss to their close family, relatives and friends as well as the nation at large,” President Kenyatta said.
According to doctors at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where the injured students are still receiving treatment, three are still in critical condition, 23 others are still admitted but in stable condition while 43 others were treated and discharged.
Following the accident, NTSA Director General Francis Meja cautioned schools and other institutions’ management to abide by the traffic laws and to ensure their fleets fully comply with the regulations that govern all passenger service vehicles.
Meja further noted the St. Mary’s Nyamagwa Girls High School bus was overloaded and speeding when it rolled several times while negotiating a sharp corner.
Four students perished in the ill-fated cerebration by the students after the unveiling of the new school bus.
Additional details by PSCU
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