Police intercept two Modern Coast buses at Sultan Hamud

Written By: Collins Anampiu

The two Modern Coast buses, which had 45 passengers on board each, were intercepted and had to remain under police watch (Photo Courtesy

Police have intercepted two Modern Coast buses at Sultan Hamud on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

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The two buses operated by Modern Coast Express Limited were detained by police at Sultan Hamud in Makueni Wednesday morning, amid uncertainty over the status of a suspension by the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA).

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According to Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan each bus had 45 passengers on board and were headed to Nairobi from Mombasa.

He said the police were still enforcing a suspension imposed by the NTSA on Thursday, December 12th following a tragic accident involving two buses operated by the transport company where seven people died.

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In a statement on Tuesday, NTSA reiterated that the suspension of the modern coast license was still in place.

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However, Modern Coast had posted a letter from NTSA dated December 17th that said 42 buses had been cleared to operate.

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The NTSA letter listed registration numbers for the 42 buses.


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