• Police said the incident happened Wednesday, April 5, at about 6 am and involved a Trinity Academy Kagio and Kutus Municipality buses which collided head-on.
• The buses' windows were shattered and the front parts were damaged following the impact.
One person died and several pupils were injured after two school buses they were travelling in were involved in an accident along the Kagio-Baricho road in Kirinyaga.
Police said the incident happened Wednesday, April 5, at about 6 am and involved a Trinity Academy Kagio and Kutus Municipality buses which collided head-on.
The buses' windows were shattered and the front parts were damaged following the impact.
The area residents rushed to the scene and could be seen using welding machines to cut the buses' parts to rescue the trapped victims.
The injured learners were rushed to a nearby hospital while the deceased, a school manager, was taken to the morgue.
The cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained at the time of publishing this article.
Police said they are investigating the incident.
This is the latest fatal accident to be reported in the country.
According to the latest data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), 1,072 fatalities were reported between January and March 2023.
Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, on Monday, April 3, announced measures to curb road accidents in the country.
"All vehicles will be inspected and each motorist will be issued with an inspection certificate to confirm that one has been servicing the vehicle, have good brakes, and so forth," Murkomen announced.
He said there will be joint operations in the country.