Kericho bus crash, death toll reaches 58

The number of people confirmed to have died from the Wednesday morning accident in Kericho has risen to 58, according to police.

Speaking to KNA on Thursday morning, Fort Tenan Police Station OCS, Charles Ocharo said that the death toll currently stands at 32 men, 17 women and 9 children.

He added that the 67-seater bus was heading to Kakamega from Nairobi lost control at Tunnel flyover, Fort Tenan while descending a steep slope, before plunging down a valley and rolling several times along the Kisumu � Muhoroni highway at around 4am.

Ocharo revealed that two suspects said to been the owners of the ill-fated bus christened Home Boyz and operated by Western Cross Roads SACCO have been arrested and will be arraigned in court Thursday.

Following the accident, the National Transport and Safety Authority reported that the bus had no license to operate at night.

The Kenya Red Cross and the Kericho County government have set up information and tracing desk at the Kericho County referral hospital to help families looking for friends and relatives, supposed to have been on the bus.

The hospital has also set up a counseling desk to help relatives come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

Source: Kenya News Agency