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UN chief Guterres deeply saddened by Londiani crash

In a statement, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric expressed his “heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families.”/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is deeply saddened by the accident that killed 56 people on the Londiani-Muhoroni Road within Kericho County.

In a statement, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric expressed his “heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families.”

Fifteen people are still receiving treatment at various hospitals and motorists have been reminded to drive carefully and observe traffic rules at all times.

The Home Boys bus was travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega and Police are preparing to charge two top officials of the bus Company.

According to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, the owner, identified as Bernard Ishindu Shitiabayi and an official of a SACCO under which it was registered, Cleophas Shimanyula, will be arraigned in court on Thursday.

They are accused of flouting a number of traffic regulations, including operating the bus on undesignated hours, overloading among other charges.

They will also face charges of being accessories to the killings that occurred when the overloaded bus crashed.

It also emerged that the bus driver aged 72 years, was completing an 800-kilometer round trip between Kakamega and Nairobi.

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