The National Transport Safety Authority has revoked the licence of a truck driver whose alleged negligence caused the death of at least 9 people, leaving several others seriously injured.
The nine died in Chepsir on Friday after a South Rift Sacco passenger van and the truck collided head-on on Kericho-Nakuru highway at about 6pm.
Confirming the accident, Kericho OCPD Justus Kitetu said, the truck ferrying gas from Kisumu to Nakuru had been using the wrong lane.
In their statement on Monday NTSA said: “The authority has permanently revoked the licence of trailer driver, Mr Abdulle Ali Mohamed. Preliminary investigations indicate the driver was descending in the climbing lane towards oncoming traffic and without due care, causing a head-on collision.”
NTSA Director-General Francis Mejja said the truck, registration KBH 267J/ZF belonged to Multi Energy Limited, and identified the matatu’s plate number as KCN 236X.
He cautioned that Mr Mohamed was “a danger to all road users and should never be allowed to drive on Kenya’s roads”.