Reports indicate that the 62-seater bus was overloaded and some passengers were sitting on crates
"I would like to remind drivers to always exercise caution to avoid such catastrophic incidents..."
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday sent his condolences following the tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho County.
Through his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, the UN boss noted that he was deeply saddened by the crash that claimed 56 lives, extending condolences to the families of the deceased and the people of Kenya at large.
“The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic bus accident in Fort Ternan in western Kenya today, which reportedly took the lives of at least 50 people and left many others injured.
“The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families, the survivors and the Government and people of Kenya,” read a statement by Dujarric.
Reports indicate that the 62-seater bus was overloaded and some passengers were sitting on crates.
On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta also condoled with the families that lost loved ones, asking the relevant authorities to speed up investigations into the matter.
“My heartfelt condolences to the families of fellow Kenyans who lost their lives in a tragic road accident at Fort Ternan in Kericho County this morning and wish those in hospital quick recovery. ?
“As authorities investigate the cause of the accident with a view of taking action, I would like to remind drivers to always exercise caution to avoid such catastrophic incidents.,” said the Head of State.
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