Bus Driver Responsible for Twin Bridge Accident Released on Bond

January 12, 2024

On Thursday, Clement Kiarie, the driver of the ill-fated bus involved in Tuesday’s Twin Bridge area accident, faced charges before Molo Principal Magistrate Daisy Mosse.

Kiarie, also known as Taylor, faced 15 counts of causing death, 1 count of contravening the use of insurance, 1 charge of reckless driving, and another charge for carrying 41 uninsured passengers.

In the tragic 3 am accident, a 14-seater Northways shuttle collided head-on with a bus, resulting in the death of 15 people, including all occupants of the Northways shuttle. The fatalities included eight adults and seven children, comprising five girls and two boys.

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The crash left seven other passengers with serious injuries, and an additional 38 individuals were treated for minor injuries.

According to the State, the ill-fated bus had foreign registration numbers under a Ugandan company.

The injured 34-year-old driver denied the charges, with the Prosection asking the court for strict bond conditions given the suspect fled and went into hiding immediately after the gruesome Nakuru-Eldoret Highway accident.

Magistrate Daisy Mosse granted the accused release on a Sh1 million bond and two sureties of a similar amount.

“The accused needs to be taken for treatment, I can see he is visibly injured,” the magistrate added.

The case is scheduled to be heard on January 29, 2024.

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