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Parents Break Down While Struggling to Identify Pwani Accident Victims – Nairobi Times



Parents Break Down While Struggling to Identify Pwani Accident Victims – Nairobi Times

Parents of Pwani University students, on Saturday, April 1, blamed the school administration for responding slowly to the tragic accident that occurred in Nakuru on Thursday, March 30. 

The guardians lamented that the school lacked a proper tracking system that updates them on their students’ whereabouts, whether in or out of the institution. 

“As a school, they are supposed to have a record of students going out. They have the responsibility of checking with the hospital and informing the parents. 

“I came here due to guesswork,” the parent stated.

Naivasha residents surrounding the Pwani University bus which was involved in an accident on March 30, 2023, at Kayole area.



One of the parents complained that he was only informed a day after while he was in the hospital looking for his child.

“When I came to the hospital, I do not know that my child was dead. I only found out when I came to the hospital, ” she stated.

Members of the Red Cross noted that the families were undergoing counselling to come to terms with the horrific accident.

Area residents and well-wishers rushed to the hospital to donate blood for all the survivors.

The varsity bus rammed into a matatu on Thursday, March 30, before falling into a ditch, killing at least 18 people along the Nairobi-Naivasha highway.

“This was a new vehicle and had just been serviced,” Pwani University Vice Chancellor Mohamed Rajab explained.

The bus was ferrying students for a sports event scheduled to take place in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. It was believed that the bus’ brakes failed, resulting in the carnage.

Following the accident, Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, on Saturday, April 1, announced three changes to curb such fatal accidents in the future.

“Car inspection will be different, unlike before. We only have five car inspection centres. We will look for investors to set up car inspections around the country so that we make it mandatory for all cars in Kenya,” he declared.

While speaking during the thanksgiving service for Farouk Kibet, he added that cameras will be installed on major highways, with Mombasa-Kisumu-Busia Highway selected for the pilot project.

A photo of the Pwani University bus which overturned at Kayole area in Naivasha along the Nairobi – Nakuru Highway on March 30, 2023.



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