Owner of killer bus arraigned in court

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Bernard Isindu the owner of the bus that was involved in accident that killed 54 people in Londiani has been arraigned in Molo court.

This comes even as Inspector General of Police IG, Joseph Boinnet said action will be taken against traffic police officers who were on duty along the route prior to the Kericho bus accident.

NTSA Chairman Jackson Waweru confirmed that the bus was operating illegally without a license to operate at night. NTSA also refuted claims that the insurance certificate of bus had expired saying its records show the certificate was valid till October 19th 2018.

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However, the authority put the body construction standards of the bus in question noting that the fatalities would have been reduced if standards were observed.

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The owner was charged alongside Cleophas Shimanyula alias Toto, a senior member of the Western Cross Express Sacco that operated the bus.

The ill-fated bus owner was arraigned alongside the manager of the sacco that operated the bus were arrested Wednesday. The two were arrested Wednesday as they visited families of the crash victims.

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KPL player Dennis Lewa is among those who perished.

Meanwhile, traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru accused commuters of not helping authorities fight road carnage.

The bus christened Home Boyz
KPL player Dennis Lewa is among those who perished.

Kimaru decried the habit of many Kenyans to board full buses even when they know they are endangering their lives.

Kimaru who was in Nyamira observed that despite various interventions, many lives were still lost on Kenyan roads saying those in the transport sector cannot also run away from blame for resisting all well  meaning rules to streamline operations in the sector.

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Meanwhile, Kericho County government has promised to meet the cost of treatment for 16 survivors of the Fort Ternan crash.

Governor Paul Chepkwony said they have put in place other measures to support the victims of the accident including directing the waiver of all mortuary costs.

The bus was overloaded and speeding when the accident occurred on the Kisumu-Muhoroni highway.

 

 

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