On January 7, a bus traveling from Mbale District in Uganda to Nairobi overturned in Lwakhakha in Bungoma.
According to reports, the bus was unable to get around a bend and drove off the road, striking a woman, her daughter, and a Boda Boda rider.
Patrick Kitau, the Bungoma District Police Commander, said that at least 49 other persons were hurt in the collision.
Recent reports in Ugandan media indicate that the driver was drunk and fighting with his conductor just before the bus crashed, providing new information on the accident’s cause.
At least eight passengers from Uganda were among the fatalities, according to a report in the Ugandan publication Monitor.
The three Kenyans struck by the swerving bus were also declared dead.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rogers Taitika, who serves as the police force’s official spokesman in the Mt. Elgon area, has verified that eight Ugandans were among the deceased.
John Waluke, a Sirisia MP, also went to the accident site and promised to investigate further.