The death toll in the fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday
at Tunnel flyover on the Londiani-Muhoroni highway
has risen to 50.
During the 5 am crash, the
bus was on its way to Kakamega from Nairobi, a
few kilometres from Fort Ternan. The bus
off the road and rolled. Its roof was ripped off.
Rift Valley Police Commander Francis Munyambu told the Star
50 people have been confirmed dead.
The scene of the crash is characterised by winding steep slopes.
Kericho County police commander James Mugera said the
injured were rushed to hospitals in Muhoroni and Kericho.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said police are looking for the owner of the bus.
He said the bus lacked a licence to operate at night. He said the owner and sacco officials will be charged for violating rules.