Death toll in Kericho accident hits 52

Written By: Marie Yambo/KNA
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The death toll of the dawn accident along the Londiani-Muhoroni road has reached 52. 

Addressing the press at Kericho County Referral Hospital, Kericho Medical Services Chief officer, Dr. David Ekwam, said 52 bodies have been ferried to the hospital mortuary, among them 29 men, 14 women and nine children.

He said a total of 12 victims are being treated at the hospital while two were to be transferred. At the Hospital Mortuary, members of the public watched in disbelief as the bodies were brought in.

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The Kenya Red Cross has also set up an information centre at the hospital.

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The passengers died after a 62-seater bus christened Home Boyz was involved in an accident at Tunnel flyover, Fort Tenan in Kericho sub-county early Wednesday.

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Confirming the 5am accident along the Kisumu-Muhoroni highway, Fort Tenan OCPD Charles Ocharo said the bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega when it lost control while descending a steep slope and rolled several times

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“This is a sad day indeed. Preliminary investigations reveal that the driver lost control of the bus,” said Ocharo.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to Kericho county referral hospital awaiting post mortem examination.

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