KNH says Kisii accident victims doing well

The president ordered the airlifting of the students from Kisii to Nairobi

By Diana Okemwa

Fourteen victims of the Wednesday road accident in Kisii County re responding well to treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital.

The referral hospital’s acting Chief Executive Officer Dr. Simeon Monda told journalists at the health facility Friday afternoon that all the patients are in stable condition and that none of them need intensive care.

Monda said that two of the survivors sustained head injuries and two others hurt their spines. He further said that one of the victims is nursing pelvic injury, another has multiple cut wounds and 8 others suffered various fractures and wounds of different degrees.

The CEO said the facility had opened an extra emergency theatre for conducting surgery on the victims.

KNH Communication officer Simon Ithae says the hospital still needs more blood to help the victims.

The accident along Itumbe-Nyamache road claimed 12 students among them two teachers who were going to sporting activities.

The bus rolled at Nyambude in Sameta District on Itumbe-Nyamache road while negotiating a sharp bend on a steep slope.

The students from different schools were being driven on a Rioma Secondary School bus to Gucha for the annual Kisii County secondary school ball games.

Gucha traffic commander Mark Ondenyo confirmed that the bus was carrying excess passengers.

On Thursday, President Kenyatta directed the Interior Ministry to airlift the students involved in the accident to Nairobi for treatment.

In the directive communicated by Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia, the President said the government will foot hospital fees.

He said the government will assist the bereaved families.

Elsewhere, Police in Nyahururu town have Friday intercepted three school buses that were carrying excess students.

A total of 55 students were in excess in the three school buses which were heading to Nakuru on an educational tour.

In a crackdown led by Nyandarua OCPD Benjamin Onsongo, the buses were intercepted along Nyahururu-Nakuru road where it was also discovered that they were defective.

According to Onsongo, the drivers of the buses and the school administration would be charged in court.