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3 killed, 30 injured in latest Bus Accident

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The 52-seater bus was ferrying passengers for Christmas and New Year festivities.

What remained of the Githurai Traveller Sacco bus after the crash at Kericho junction to Kisumu on December 25, 2017. play What remained of the Githurai Traveller Sacco bus after the crash at Kericho junction to Kisumu on December 25, 2017. (Nation Media Group)

At least three people were killed and over 30 injured in a Christmas night accident involving a Githurai Sacco bus in Kericho County.

Among those killed included a police officer in the grisly accident that occurred at the Kericho junction to Kisumu.

play The scene moments after the accident. (Twitter)

 

The injured were rushed to the Kericho District Hospital.

The 52-seater bus that plies the Thika Road route, from Githurai 45 to Nairobi Central Business District, was ferrying passengers to Kisumu for Christmas and New Year festivities.

play The scene moments after the accident. (Twitter)

 

According to the Kericho County Commander James Mugera, the brakes of the bus failed before the driver lost control.

play The scene moments after the accident. (Twitter)

 

"The bus' brakes failed as it went down the slope from town. As it approached Kisumu road, where traffic police conduct checks, a lorry was negotiating the spikes. The bus then hit the lorry before landing in a swampy ditch," Mugera told The Nation.

The bus which lost control later hit and killed a Traffic police officer on the spot at the roadblock.

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