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Student Blame Bab Road For Accidents

A student from Masinde Muliro university who survived an accident that left nine people dead after their university bus crashed into a matatu say that the mishap could have been avoided if the road had been good.Ken Juma said prior to the crash that he saw a matatu attempt to overtake another one,but braked suddenly upon seeing an oncoming vehicle,forcing the varsity bus to ram it from behind.Teh varsity bus driver tried as much as he could to avoid hitting the matatu that had just ovetaken us,but his efforts were hammered by a huge pathhole,which he also tried to avoid but all went in vain.The last thing Ken Juma heard was a bang and he lost conciousness until the next morning when he found himself in the hospital bed.Speaking from his hospital bed,Ken told me they were less than a kilometre from a village near kilimani market,where the burial of the collegue was taking place.Most of those i interviewed blamed the state of the roads in Western province for the escalating number of accidents and urged the government to immediately rectify the situation in order to save lives for If the pathholes hadent been there,the driver of the varsity bus could have avoided the accident even though the matatu driver was on the wrong.


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Kiminini Market, Western, Kenya
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