Survivors of the Horrific Migaa accident speaks out
Survivors of the horrific accident have narrated how the accident happened while recounting the pains of losing their loved ones.
According to Ms Achieng who spoke to Daily Nation, a survivor in the horrific crash said she could not trace one of her sons.
The mother of four boys was travelling with her family from Kisumu to Nairobi when the bus they were in rammed a truck, killing 36 people.
Her children aged two months and two years old were pronounced dead on arrival at Nakuru Level Five Hospital, while her husband and one son died on the spot.
“My family and I had travelled to my husband’s maternal home in Kisumu for the Christmas holiday. We had hoped to travel back to Nairobi on Sunday in order to prepare the children for the schools’ opening day on Tuesday,” said Ms Achieng while fighting back tears.
The family had boarded the ill-fated bus at around 9pm and had left Kisumu at 11.30pm on Saturday.
Ms Achieng said the driver of the bus had been speeding, prompting the passengers to insist that he slows down.
filled the bus. Shortly after, the bus started meandering on the road and that was when it rammed into the oncoming truck,” recalled Ms Achieng.
Mr Owuor, who was sitting behind the driver, said traffic police officers had flagged down the vehicle at a road block, about thirty minutes before the crash occurred.
“The police officer asked the driver why the vehicle was swaying on the road but the driver said he had just hit a bump and insisted that the vehicle was in a good condition,” he said.
Mr Owuor had travelled to Kisumu with his brother to attend a friend’s burial ceremony.
The accident occurred 10 kilometres from the infamous Salgaa blackspot at 3 am involving a Nairobi-bound bus and a trailer. The bus belonging to Matunda Sacco is said to have been traveling from Busia and was speeding on the wrong lane causing it to ram into the trailer leaving over 30 people dead.
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