The Wednesday morning accident along the Kisumu Nairobi highway has seen the death toll rise to 52.
The number has risen from the initial 42 after the grisly accident occurred at 4 am at Fort-Tenan in Kericho County. The bus named Home Boyz was heading to Kisumu from Nairobi when it veered off the road.
According to some survivors, the driver of the bus is said to have been over speeding before the accident occurred.
Confirming the incident was Fort-Tenan OCPD Charles Ocharo who said that the bus hit a guard rail, plunged down a valley before rolling several times.
The injured were taken to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.
Unfortunately two more people died upon arrival with one being a two months old baby.
Leaders among them President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga have mourned with friends and families of the deceased.
“My heartfelt condolences to the families of fellow Kenyans who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho County this morning and wish those in hospital quick recovery.” Said President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The president also called on drivers to exercise caution when driving to ensure that such accidents don’t occur in the future.
“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.” Said President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga called for the police officers to step up and ensure such madness on the roads is curbed to restore good drivers on our roads.
“I send my deepest condolences to the friends and families who have lost their loved ones in the horrific accident that occurred at Fort Tenan. May the souls of all the departed rest in eternal peace. I appeal to police officers to arrest the return of madness on our roads”