Scores of distraught passengers spend Saturday night on Ngong road [photos]

We tried contacting the police for help but they told us that that is not their work-passenger

File image of a traffic police officer along a road in Nairobi

Several passengers were forced to spend Saturday night along Ngong road.

This is after the crew of a bus they were travelling in fled, leaving them stranded in the middle of the night near University of Nairobi Kenya Science Campus on Ngong Road.

A passenger who was in the bus that was heading to Busia from Nairobi stated that they boarded the bus christened Jomwamu registration number KBJ 732 R from TCB Sacco at around 10 PM at Country bus.

From the onset, the bus had mechanical problems and would halt at bumps, forcing the crew to push it.

The bus completely stopped along Ngong road near University of Nairobi Kenya Science Campus and that is when the driver and conductor left, promising to bring another vehicle to ferry the passengers.

“The bus driver and conductor then told us that they were going to bring another vehicle onto which we would be transferred so as to continue with the journey but they never came back,” said a passenger whose journey was cut short. 

This however failed to happen, forcing the passengers, among them four high school students returning to school to spend the night in the bus.

Attempts to get help from police proved futile with police reportedly telling the stranded passengers that it was not their work (to assist them).

“We tried contacting the police for help but they told us that that is not their work.” Lamented one passenger.

Traffic police officers who visited the scene on Sunday morning stated an alternative means of transport would be availed to the distraught passengers.

They added that the bus would be towed to Kilimani police station

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