Easy Coach issues statement after student died in accident

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 2 Apr, 2024 13:56 | 2 mins read
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Easy Coach bus company has issued a statement after one of its buses was involved in an accident in Mamboleo-Kisumu leaving one student dead.

In its statement, the company extended its heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and issued an update on the injured passengers.

The company said out of those injured during the incident, three were admitted to the hospital and are currently in stable condition.

Other passengers received treatment and have since been discharged from hospital.

"We are deeply saddened to confirm a fatal accident involving our Mbale-Nairobi bus that occurred in Mamboleo-Kisumu on April 1st 2024, around 10 pm. One passenger tragically lost their life in this accident. We extend our heartfelt condolences to their family during this incredibly difficult time," the company said.

A screengrab from a video of the accident that occurred in Kisumu.
A screengrab from a video of the accident that occurred in Kisumu. PHOTO/Screengrab by K24 Digital

Easy Coach also assured Kenyans that they were working closely with authorities to investigate the cause of the unfortunate accident.

"For inquiries related to the accident, text, or Whatsapp our support line +254706800525 or email us at [email protected]. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved," the company added.

The accident occurred on the night of April 1, 2024, moments after the driver of the bus lost control and hit a rail guard before falling at the edge of the road.

"It happened that the vehicle was negotiating the said Coptic roundabout on its way Kisumu general direction from Kakamega when the driver lost control and hit a rail guard, and the vehicle fell down at the edge of the road and rested on its left side," a report filed at the Kondele Police Station read in parts.

Similar incident

The unfortunate incident followed weeks after a similar incident involving a Kapsabet Boys' School bus along the Kabarnet-Marigat highway in Baringo county.

While confirming the incident, area police commissioner Stephen Kutwa said the ill-fated bus with 63 people on board; 61 learners, a teacher, and the driver was headed to Lake Bogoria, Baringo South on a geographical trip.

In the accident that claimed the lives of a student and a teacher, the driver of the bus is said to have lost control of the vehicle on a winding road at Patkawanin and hit a guard rail before rolling several times and landing in a ditch.

“They were heading on a geographical trip, and unfortunately, they had an accident. We have students who have slight injuries but they have been taken to the hospital for treatment," the police boss said.

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