5 feared dead, scores injured as bus rolls in Isinya

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 22 May, 2023 12:09 | 2 mins read
5 feared dead, scores injured as bus rolls in Isinya
The bus that was involved in the accident in Isinya. Photo/Christine Musa

Five people have lost their lives in a grisly road accident at Isinya, Kajiado County after a bus carrying 40 passengers rolled over - police have confirmed.

The bus, which was ferrying workers of a flower firm, was heading towards Kiserian from Isinya when it was involved in the accident at around 7:30 am.

Eyewitnesses said the bus was speeding when it lost control and rolled several times. Four occupants were pronounced dead on the spot with scores sustaining serious injuries.

One more passenger was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, according to the medical officer in charge of Kajiado referral hospital Fred Ayani.

Confirming the accident, Isinya Sub County Police Commander Patrick Manyasi who termed the incident as unfortunate said scores of passengers are critically injured and were rushed to Kajiado referral hospital.

"We have this morning lost four passengers to a fatal accident that involved a company bus ferrying workers. Medics at various facilities will give us the state of the injured passengers," Manyasi said

He urged all road users to be cautious and avert cases of speeding to avoid evitable accidents.

The bus normally ferries workers to and from the Ngong Veg flower farm and ordinarily makes two trips in the morning and evening.

Passengers' personal items scattered all over after the bus rolled. Photo/Christine Musa.

At the time of the accident, the bus was plying the route for a second trip.

Locals who milled around the scene of the accident decried an increase in accidents in the area, saying those concerned should erect signage and speed bumps along the stretch.

They said the sharp corner is prone to accidents and poses danger to motorists especially first-time users of the road.

"Signage is very important in guiding motorists and all road users. We appeal to the concerned stakeholders to have proper signage. The road is prone to accidents worsened by cattle crisscrossing the road," Mark Kakaire appealed.

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