UN Secretary-General mourns Fort Tenan accident victims

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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has condoled with the families of the 56 people who perished in the road crash at Fort Tenan on the Londiani-Muhoroni Road within Kericho County.

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In a statement through his Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary General expressed his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and wished well those who were injured.

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“The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families, the survivors and the Government and people of Kenya,” the statement said.

The ill-fated Home Boys bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega when the accident occured at around 3 am on Wednesday in Kericho County.

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Fifteen people are still admitted at various hospitals in Kericho and Muhoroni. On Wednesday evening, police arrested Bernard Ishindu Shitiabayi, the owner of the bus which was operated by the Western Cross Express Sacco.

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Kericho County Police Commander James Mugera told KBC on phone that Shitiabayi was arrested in Kakamega alongside Cleophas Shimanyula alias Toto, who is a member and key player of Western Cross Express Sacco. They are expected to be arraigned in court Thursday.

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