Forty three passengers escaped death by a whisker after the bus they were travelling in rolled twice and landed in a ditch in Timboroa along the Eldoret-Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, January 12.
In a media briefing about the incident Koibatek Police Commander Maxwel Agoro said that atleast 26 people sustained serious injuries while 17 had slight bruises.
“Police officers and good samaritans rushed them to Mercy Mission Hospital in Eldama Ravine,” he revealed.
The bus was travelling from Bungoma when the accident occurred at around 8.30am in the morning.
Jacob ole Ngape, one of the survors who testified about the accident revealed that the driver was driving at a higher speed when the Bus lost control of the road rolling twice into the ditch.
The Driver and the conductor are reportedly to have ran away from the scene even as the police said that they are pursuing their whereabouts.
Data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in December 2020 revealed that the surge in road accidents led to 15 deaths on a daily basis, with 155 Kenyans killed in the last 10 days
Statistics from the authority released on December 13, 2020 revealed that the number of fatalities in 2020 increased from 2019, with 107 deaths reported around the same period last year.