Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has condoled with families who lost their loved ones in a road accident involving a Pwani University bus along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Thursday, March 30.
In a statement to newsrooms, Machogu said seven students and three staff members of the Pwani University were killed in the accident that claimed at least 14 lives.
The students were going to the National Sports Games at the Chepkoilel campus in Eldoret when their bus lost control and collided head-on with a 14-seater matatu at Kayole Bridge at 12:30 pm.
"It is with great shock and sorrow that the Ministry of Education conveys its heartfelt condolences to the immediate family members of the seven (7) students and three (3) staff members of Pwani University as well as the passengers in the PSV, who lost their lives in the road accident that occurred at Kayole area along Naivasha- Nairobi Highway today 30th March 2023," CS Machogu said.
Machogu also wished all those who sustained injuries in the accident quick recovery and thanked members of the public who have come forward to donate blood to the patients.
"I wish the students who were critically injured and transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment and those who are still being managed at Naivasha Level 4 Hospital Theater, a quick recovery," he added.
"I similarly wish a quick recovery to the passengers in the PSV who were injured. I sincerely thank the members of the public for turning up in large numbers to donate blood and offering needed assistance to ease the pain of the accident victims."
The PSV vehicle involved in the accident was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru.
Earlier, Rift Valley police boss Tom Odera said the driver of the bus lost control and hit the matatu before rolling into a ditch.
Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga was among the leaders who condoled the families who lost their loved ones in the accident.
"I extend my sincere condolences to the Pwani University community and all those who lost colleagues, friends, and loved ones in the regrettable accident that involved a Pwani University bus and matatu on the Naivasha-Nakuru highway," he said.