President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned victims of the grisly road accident at Kambu near Kibwezi along the Nairobi – Mombasa highway.
The President sent a message of condolence to the families, relatives, and friends of the 26 bus passengers who lost their lives in the road accident at Kambu Monday night.
In a statement to newsrooms, the Head of State urged motorists to be extra careful and observe traffic rules to avoid road accidents.
He also wished a quick recovery to those injured in the accident and are either recuperating at home or admitted to various hospitals.
The accident occurred when a Mombasa-bound bus, belonging to Buscar company, collided head-on with a tanker.
Kibwezi police boss Leonard Kimaiyo said scores were injured and had been rushed to various hospitals where they are undergoing treatment.
The president also mourned former Foreign Affairs Minister Fredrick Lawrence Munyua Waiyaki who died yesterday morning at the age of 91.
President Kenyatta described the late Waiyaki as an illustrious son of Kenya and a pioneer diplomat who played a leading role in laying the foundation for the country’s post-independence development.
“As we mourn and pay homage to this visionary leader, let us also celebrate his life and achievements. Although Hon. Waiyaki has left us, his inspirational life will remain a great legacy to his family and the nation,” President Kenyatta said.
Mr Waiyaki, 91, died while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.