Thika Boys Bus Involved in a Road Accident

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Thika Boys School bus was involved in an accident on Saturday, colliding with a PSV matatu at the Kuraiha/Mang’u High School footbridge.

Fortunately, none of the students on the bus sustained injuries. Only a few individuals who were passengers on the matatu suffered injuries and were promptly rescued and taken to the hospital.

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The school bus was transporting a total of 47 students to Nairobi for a sports event.

Both the driver of the matatu and a passenger were trapped in the front seats, but they were successfully rescued with the assistance of the Fire brigade.

Police reported extensive damage to the front of the matatu, which was subsequently towed to the station for further examination. The school bus was also taken to the station and detained for inspection, with no reported injuries among its occupants.

NTSA Officer Inspecting a school bus

Authorities are currently investigating the incident, with adverse weather conditions, including rain, believed to have played a role in the accident.

This accident follows closely on the heels of another involving a Kapsabet Boys High School bus, which occurred at Patkawanin along the Karbaret-Marigat Road in Baringo County just two weeks prior.

According to Baringo County Commissioner Stephen Kutwa, two individuals lost their lives in the incident, while several others sustained injuries.

A police report indicates that one teacher and one student succumbed to their injuries, with five students in critical condition and 19 others sustaining minor injuries.

The injured students were promptly taken to Kabarnet and Marigat Mission hospitals, as well as the Baringo County Referral Hospital, while the deceased were transported to the Kabarnet level 4 hospital mortuary.

The bus, carrying 61 students and a teacher, was en route to Marigat when the driver lost control, resulting in the vehicle veering off the road.


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