Tragic accident as school bus overturns along Kendu- Homabay highway.
Tragic accident as school bus overturns along Kendu- Homabay highway; According to eye witnesses, the school bus reportedly rolled over, injuring several while others died.
Onlookers rushed to save the day, as victims were rushed to the nearest health facility and others were receiving the first aid.
According to reports, the bus belonging ACK GUU Secondary School had on board around 39 people. It overturned while trying to avoid a head-on collision with a truck.
Photos circulating all over the media, indicate that the bus bus was severely damaged at the front and other parts, including the completely shattered windows.
Rachuonyo North sub-county police commander Lydia Parteyie confirmed that the bus veered off the road before it overturned and landed in a ditch. Rescue is ongoing.
Statistics from NTSA on March, revealed that road accidents reduced from 1,021 to 974 on March 20, 2023, as compared to the same period last year.
They cited that the drop was impacted by public education and awareness through the government road safety mainstreaming program.
Notably, road and transport cabinet secretary, Kipchumba Murkomen ordered that all school buses are not allowed to travel during the night, as a measure to control accident rates.
The CS stated then,”Help us restore safety on our roads by reporting incidences of traffic violations through the National Police Service hotline 911.”
More news on the fatalities from the accident to follow…