Saturday, August 31, 2013


41 people dying in a bus accident is a big number, great losses to families.  City to City bus that was heading to South Nyanza via Mahi Mahiu - Narok  must have been driven like crazy and must have been overloaded for it to lose control and roll six times killing all those people.

It is sad to watch innocent Kenyans die or get crippled because of careless drivers, unethical bus owners and corrupt traffic police. It was sad to note that the Bus did not have a valid Transport Licensing Board (TLB) certificate.  If the bus owners followed transport rules, their bus speed governors would have not been tampered with, the bus drivers should also drive carefully with or without speed governors and also those to take part of the blame are the traffic police who should be enforcing these laws; instead they are busy taking bribes at the expense of human life.
This is too much now, for how long will this human slaughter on our roads continue, every time leaders speak out to condemn, request for speedy investigations and actions to be taken. At least now we hear that night travel by public service vehicles (PSV) will be stopped but that is not the only solutions. Yes night accidents have been the worst even involving school buses. However that doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen during the day. Something more needs to be done, like prosecuting the bus drivers (that is if they survive), the bus owners and the traffic police who were on duty enroute.

Otherwise it will be so sad to hear of another terrible accident within a few days after this one.

God help us.


African Women said...

Lets follow Michuki laws to avoid these accidents. When those laws were implemented accidents fell by a large degree.

Jamii said...

True, Michuki was a great leader and hope another leader will come like him to ensure law and order is maintained.