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Update: Modern Coast bus management speaks on cause of Kisii accident

Modern Coast Express management has issued a statement revealing the cause of the accident that claimed one life

Modern coast bus accident on December 28 , 2022

According to the management, the bus was reversing on a slope in Masosa area in Kisii when the bus hit a matatu and out of panic, the driver slid the bus down into a ditch.

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“Today our bus from Mombasa to Homabay in Kisii was reversing down a steep murram road to park down a slope when it hit a matatu. As a result, the driver panicked and the bus slid down and fell on its side into a ditch,” part of the statement read.

The company further said there were no passenger casualties in the accident with all 43 passengers alighting safely and reassigned another bus

One person died in the accident, the deceased was a pedestrian who was hit after the bus veered off the road.

A similar accident earlier this year shocked the country on July 25, when a Modern Coast bus carrying passengers from Meru to Mombasa crashed off the Nithi Bridge.

All 33 passengers on board the bus, as well as the driver, lost their lives in the tragic accident.

One of the victims was a newly graduated doctor starting her first job.

According to first responders at the scene, the bus lost control as it traveled downhill and struck the guardrail before plummeting several meters below.

Initial reports suggested that the bus may have been speeding, but the driver's wife strongly denied this claim.

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