At least 51 passengers were killed on spot October 10, after a Isuzu bus plying the Nairobi-Kakamega highway overturned and had its roof ripped off, the Kenyan Police have confirmed to local media.
“It’s unfortunate that we have lost 51 people,” said Joseph Boinnet, the Inspector General of the Kenyan Police. The bus had 52 people on board.
The cause of the accident is yet to be established.
Accidents claim Kenyans every year and 36 died in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in December 2017 while over 40 a fuel tank lost control exploding in a spot with heavy traffic.
The world Health Organisation (WHO) estimates deaths due to accidents at 12,000 every year which is much less than the official government records at 3,000 people.