Ruto, Raila Condole With The Bereaved In Nithi Accident

The bus was traveling from Maua in Meru and headed for Mombasa when it fell into the river which is marked as a black spot.

Deputy President William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga have sent condolence messages to the loved ones of those who perished in the Tharaka Nithi bus accident.

In a statement released on Monday by Makau Mutua, the spokesperson for Raila’s presidential campaign, Raila cautioned motorists to observe the highway code while driving.

“On behalf of our campaign, the Azimio La Umoja Coalition Party flag bearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua send their deepest condolences to all those who have lost family, friends and loved ones in the very unfortunate and tragic incident.

“To those still fighting for their lives in hospital, we pray that they get a speedy recovery and we thank the medical personnel attending to them. This is a difficult moment for these families and our campaign prays for them to get comfort and fortitude.”

On the other hand, the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto also sent his condolences to the families of the victims.

“My heart breaks with families of victims of the bus accident that occurred in Nithi River. May the Lord give you strength to bear this loss. Quick recovery to those injured. We urge drivers to be careful,” he said in a statement on his Twitter page.

In the Sunday, July 25 tragedy, a Modern Coast bus lost control and plunged 40 meters deep into Nithi River along the Meru – Mombasa highway in Tharaka Nithi county, killing 34 people.

The bus was traveling from Maua in Meru and headed for Mombasa when it fell into the river which is marked as a black spot.

Preliminary investigations indicate the bus belonging developed brake failure and the driver could not negotiate the sharp corner at the bridge.