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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)