Fresh details have emerged following the Neo Kenya Mpya bus accident that occurred at Makuyu, Murang’a County on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
In a report on Tuesday, NTV revealed that the accident involved two Neo Kenya buses that were ferrying students from Gititu Mixed Secondary School after they closed school on Monday, December 13.
According to the report, the bus that overturned was being driven by a conductor, underqualified and unauthorized to steer it.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the buses were speeding, following each other closely.
The accident occurred when the other bus tailgated the one that overturned.
“As the bus approached a sharp corner, the driver attempted to slow down to enable him to negotiate the bend. However, the second bus driver, who was closely following him, hit him at the back,” one witness stated.
The actual driver jumped out of the bus when he saw what was happening, however, he succumbed in the process and was the only reported fatality.
Locals who witnessed the accident rushed to the scene and helped in rescuing the students. Ambulances then ferried them to various hospitals within Murang’a County.
Police stated that six students were treated and discharged from the Makuyu Sub-County Hospital where they had been taken.
At Kenol hospital an additional six students were treated and discharged while one is admitted with a fractured hand.
Two other female students were referred to Thika Level 5 hospital where they are currently undergoing treatment.
Eight more students were taken to the Muranga level 5 hospital where they were treated and discharged.
One student is currently admitted at the health facility while one more was referred to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with severe injuries.
The Neo Kenya vehicle was towed to the Makuyu Police Station.