40 Passangers Injured in Bomet Bus Accident.

In Bomet County, a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ditch not far from the Kapkwen Trading Center, injuring 40 people in varying degrees.

On Sunday evening, the Classic Coach bus was traveling from Nairobi to Kisii.

The Tenwek hospital received eight of the injured passengers right away.
Musa Imamai, the police commander for Bomet Central Sub County, verified the incident and stated that 32 additional passengers had minor injuries that were treated and released from the hospital.

“The bus is said to have swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a motor vehicle that was travelling towards Bomet from Kaplong when the accident occurred. The bus overturned and landed on its side,” Mr Imamai said.

“Some of the [passengers] had cuts from broken glass, while others had bruises in various parts of the body. A few others are still undergoing observation, but I think they will be discharged in due course,” said a doctor, who did not want to be named because he did not have the authority to speak to reporters.

The accident happened around 4 o’clock, according to Mr. Stanley Mutai, a senior disaster management officer for Bomet County.

Passengers who managed to escape the crash unharmed were left trapped at the scene of the collision for a number of hours while they waited in the rain for alternate transportation to their destinations.

Passengers were saved with the help of members of the public, drivers, and county emergency management personnel.

Residents have urged the Kenya National Highway Authority (Kenha) to build pumps there to slow down traffic because the location has previously been the site of incidents.

A traffic jam on the Bomet-Kisii highway was caused while the bus’s wreckage was towed to the Bomet Police Station throughout the course of an operation that lasted about an hour.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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