President Uhuru , DP Ruto leads Kenyans in mourning the Fort Ternan tragedy

Death toll rises to 55 in Kericho bus accident

Kenyans woke up to a sad day after a bus christened Homeboyz was involved in a grisly accident at 4am on the Kisumu-Muhoroni highway at Fort Ternan area in Kericho.

President Uhuru Kenyatta however led the country  in mourning the lose of 50 people  following a road accident at the Fort Ternan Tunnel in Kericho.

In his twitter account he said,”My heartfelt condolences to the families of fellow Kenyans who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho county this morning and wish those in hospital quick recovery,”

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In addition he said, “As authorities investigate the cause of the accident with a view of taking action, I would like to remind drivers to always exercise caution to avoid such catastrophic incident”.

Followed by his Deputy President William Ruto on his twitter he said, “The nation is united in grief following the tragic road crash involving a bus at Fort Ternan, Kericho county. We condole with the affected families and wish a quick recovery to the injured. PSV companies must adhere to road safety rules; ensure their drivers are not fatigued and administer refresher driving courses to staff,” Ruto said.

Image result for DP Ruto mournsOpposition leader Raila Odinga said it was unfortunate that such recklessness still exists on the roads.

He said police should move swiftly and clamp down on saccos and drivers that have no regard for human life.

“I send my deepest condolences to the friends and families who have lost their loved ones in the horrific accident that occurred at Fort Ternan. May the souls of all the departed rest in eternal peace. I appeal to police officers to arrest the return of madness on our roads,” he said.

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Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa said, “It’s a sad morning being awoken by disturbing news of the Western bound bus that has killed passengers at Fort Ternan”.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has said police are looking for the owner of the bus.

He said the ill-fated bus lacked a licence to operate at night and the owner and sacco officials will be charged for violating rules.

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