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22 injured in Nyamira Express bus accident

By Eric Abuga | August 9th 2016 at 12:55:06 GMT +0300

The Nyamira Express bus that overturned along the Kisii-Sotik road. (Photo: Eric Abuga)

Kisii: Twenty two passengers aboard Nyamira Express bus were early Tuesday morning injured in a road accident at Metamanywa area along the Kisii-Sotik road.

The bus was headed to Kisii town from Nairobi when the accident occurred at around 5.45am.

According to an eye witness, the bus was being driven at a high speed before the driver lost control forcing the bus to slide and overturn.

"The driver must have been tired because no vehicle was either ahead of him or behind him," said John Ombui.

The casualties were treated at Keroka Sub County Hospital and others were referred to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital with minor injuries.

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Kisii Referral Hospital CEO Dr Enock Ondari said all the patients they received were stable and will be released later in the day.

Keroka Traffic Commandant Charles Kases said they are yet to establish the cause of the early morning accident.

“Those involved in the accident were rushed to hospital by good samaritans. We want to caution all drivers to be careful as students begin their August Holidays,” said Kases.

Gusii Matatu Owners Association Chairman George Nyariki called on drivers to be extra careful with the beginning of the long rainy season.

“Some of our roads are too narrow with several potholes. Our drivers should be careful of such risks,” said Nyariki.

In 2013, two buses belonging to the same company, Nyamira Express collided a few meters from the scene of today's accident killing six people.

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