[PHOTOS] Nairobi bound Guardian bus bursts into flames

Preliminary information indicates that the rare tire of the bus exploded.

In Summary

•The bus was heading to Nairobi from Busia when the incident occurred at about 5.45 am.

•The cause of the fire has not been established.

Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO 

More than 40 passengers escaped unhurt after the Guardian Angel bus they were travelling in burst into flames in the Buoye area on the Ahero-Kisumu road on Monday.

Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO 

The bus was heading to Nairobi from Busia when the incident occurred at about 5.45 am.

Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

The cause of the fire has not been established.

Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road on May 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

Kisumu county police commander Alphonce Kimathi said the bus was carrying 45 passengers and no casualties were reported.

The accident scene at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi road
The accident scene at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi road
Image: DAVID OGENDO
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road being toyed from the accident scene on May 2, 2022.
Kisumu bound bus the Guardian which burst into flames after one of it's rare tire exploded at Buoye along Kisumu-Nairobi Road being toyed from the accident scene on May 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO