Several people are admitted at Fort Tenan Sub-county Hospital, Kericho after a bus they were traveling in crashed at the Tunnel trading center along the Londiani-Muhoroni road.
Confirming the incident, Kericho traffic police commander Paul Kipkeu said the accident occurred in the wee hours at around 3:00 am, and the bus that was headed to Busia belonged to the Promise Company.
He said that no fatalities were reported from the incident adding that the vehicle in front of the bus stopped suddenly which made the bus driver veer off to the left where he hit a ditch.
“The bus belonging to Promise Company was involved in an accident when the driver George Otieno Okoth swerved and veered off the road while he was trying to avoid hitting another vehicle that was in the front.” He explained.
“The passengers were being ferried from Nairobi to Busia when the accident occurred. The vehicle which was in front of the bus stopped abruptly leading to the accident as the driver veered off the road to avoid hitting it. He went to the left and hit a ditch.” He added.
Kenya Red Cross reported that Atleast forty people are receiving treatment at the hospital in Fort Tenan while four others were transferred to Kericho County Hospital for specialized treatment.
The passengers suffered minor injuries including fractures.
This comes a few months after fifty-one people were killed at the Londiani junction while thirty-two others were left in need of care.
In the accident, a truck rammed into several other vehicles and market vendors at the said junction.
At the start of this month, a fourteen-sitter Matatu rammed into a trailer and killed five people on the road with ten more people left with severe injuries.