Kerich bus accident updates

Kericho bus accident

The death toll has risen to 55 with at least 9 children, 15 women and 31 men confirmed dead.

The Kericho County referral hospital is appealing for blood to support the treatment of 16 survivors.

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony confirm that the hospital is in need of blood transfusion.

“So far three of the victims have already undergone operations. We are concerned that though we have some blood reserve, it might not be enough to cater for all patients’ blood transfusion needs,” said Mr. Chepkwony.

He also said the county government will meet the full cost of treatment for the accident survivors as well us waiving mortuary fees for the diseased.

“This accident has shocked all of us and the county government will like to support the survivors the burden of medical bills at the Kericho County hospitals,” he said.

The Kenya Red Cross and the Kericho County Government set up an information and tracing center at the hospital to help families, friends and relatives trace their beloved ones.

Kenyans can call Kenya Red Cross on 0715 820 219 or 0735 680 356.

President’s message

On his twitter handle, President Uhuru Kenyatta cautioned drivers to work professionally and avoid such incidences.

He also warned that once the authorities are through with their investigations, a stern action should be taken to the owners of the bus.

"As authorities investigate the cause of the accident with a view of taking action, I would like to remind drivers to always exercise caution to avoid such catastrophic incident", read the twit in part.

According to the National Police Service, the early morning accident happened along Londiani-Muhoroni highway.

The bus lost control at Tunnel, Fort Ternan and rolled on its way from Nairobi to Western Kenya.

 

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