Kakamega County to hold mass funeral for Londiani accident victims

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The county government of Kakamega will hold a mass funeral service for the victims of the Londiani road accident.

Speaking at Kericho County Referral Hospital when he visited those who were injured, Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya said a committee has  been set up to plan for the event.

Oparanya said 22 bodies from the 54 which have been identified have been transported to Kakamega and another two to Kisumu.

The governor said the survivors of the tragic accident would be transferred to Kakamega referral hospital to be closer to their relatives.

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His Kericho counterpart Paul Chepkwony who had accompanied him to the hospital said the survivors will not be charged for the treatment they had received in Kericho.

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Former Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale who also visited the victims called on the minister of interior to deal decisively with police officers who turned a blind eye on the bus wondering how it was not flagged down in any of the 10 roadblock between Nairobi and Londiani.

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54 people perished when the Kakamega bound Home Boyz bus lost control and rolled several times at Fort Tenan, in Londiani along the Kericho Kisumu Highway on Wednesday morning.

On his part former TLB chair Hassan Ole Kamwaro wants the automation of driving licenses proposal revived saying this would rid the roads off unqualified drivers.

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The former TLB boss condemned laxity in the ministry of transport blaming it for failing to enforce traffic rules and regulations.

Kamwaro stated that corruption in the sector has contributed to the loss of many lives blaming the law enforcement officers for taking bribes.

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