Kenya’s transports regulatory body NTSA has taken punitive measures against the Grand Bus Service Sacco after one of its vehicles was involved in an accident along the Nairobi-Garissa Highway.
At least 10 people died on the spot and 4 others succumbed to their injuries while receiving treatment after the Wajir-bound bus rammed into a trailer in Tula area near Bangal early Monday morning. The stationary trailer was loaded with cement and it is said to have stalled on the road.
In a statement to newsrooms, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said preliminary investigations had revealed that the driver of the trailer had not placed any warning signs on the road to alert oncoming motorists.
“The bus driver drove without due care considering that the road section is straight and flat. The driver should have seen the reflective chevrons and take appropriate action to avoid the crash,” said NTSA.
The roads authority suspended the operating licence for the Grand Bus Service Sacco and directed the company’s officials to submit a comprehensive incident report by today, May 14, 2019.
NTSA has also suspended the driving licenses of the truck driver Abdullahi Sugow Muhuned and the bus driver Osman Ali Guhad pending investigations.