Fort Ternan accident

Several families in Western Kenya are mourning the death of their loved ones. They were among the 71 passengers who were traveling in the killer bus christened ‘Home Boyz’, which is owned by Western Cross Express Company. The accident occured at Fort Ternan, in Kericho county.

Fort Ternan accident

The ill-fated bus left Nairobi at midnight on Saturday destined for Kakamega but it did not reach its destination. According to survivors of the bus that left 56 passengers dead and scores injured, the driver had stopped to allow passengers to relieve themselves less than a kilometre away from the accident scene.

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Joseph Munala, is mourning his five family members; his son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren who perished in the deadly crash. They were traveling to the village to bury their grandmother (Munala’s mother) and now the family will have to prepare a funeral for six.

He told the Standard that the last time he spoke to his son was immediately after boarding the bus and the following day during wee hours of the morning, he was called by one of his grandchildren who was in the same bus informing him about the grisly accident.
Fort Ternan accident
Fort Ternan accident
We had planned to go to the mortuary to collect the body of their grandmother Belina Loomen yesterday morning, only to receive information about their death.
Apart from Munala, another family in the same area is also mourning the untimely death of their daughter; Rebecca Sisa, who was traveling home from Nairobi. Apparently, the 25-year-old lady had planned to build her family a house once she arrived but her plans were cut short. She was a librarian at Kenyatta University where she had graduated in 2016.
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Another family in Shinyalu village lost three members of their own. Caleb Mambuili, his wife Lucy Kemunto and five-year-old son Zedekiah Ambane were traveling in the same bus when it veered off the road and rolled severally.

They were traveling home to bury their uncle, now the family is preparing to bury them. A relative told the Standard that some of their family members traveled to Kericho, where they identified the bodies.

Their father and other relatives went to Kericho yesterday and found their bodies in the mortuary. 

Kericho Hospital

A man identified as Imbavu Alulu also lost his two-year-old daughter who was traveling with her mother. His wife survived with a broken hip bone.

I can’t believe I have lost her,’ he wailed.

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Others who perished in the horrific accident include Former Thika United Captain Dennis Lewa Yori, Veteran reggae deejay Fredrick Shikoli popularly known as Daddy Freddy, a student from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Fort Ternan accident

This is the second accident with the highest deaths after 12 family members were killed in a grisly road accident at Kamukuywa Bridge along Webuyu-Kitale highway last year. The accident claimed 16 lives. (Click on the link below to read the whole story on this accident)

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