Four people seriously injured as Matatu collides with a bus in Busia

Some of the patients who survived the grisly accident along Kisumu-Busia road- Photo/Courtesy


Four people are nursing serious injuries at Busia County Referral hospital after being involved in a grisly road accident along Kisumu-Busia road near River Suo.

The accident involved a 14-seater matatu and a bus belonging to Simba Coach Company.

Among those seriously injured is the driver of the matatu whose legs were broken when the accident occurred.

According to Henry Omoro, the conductor of the matatu, he said they were heading to Busia town from Kisumu when the accident occurred, adding they hit the bus head on collision.

“The matatu driver tried to avoid hitting the bus which was leaving a police road block but it was too late. My driver and the three passengers have broken their legs. We thank God no lives were lost after the accident,” Mr Omoro said.

“The police officers manning the roadblock are to blame for not stopping the speeding bus. It was raining heavily and the bus was being driven recklessly,” he claimed.

The tout also broke his hand but when the CGN team visited him at the hospital bed, he was in stable condition.

Maureen Adhiambo, a survivor, said she was breastfeeding her six-month old baby at the time the accident occurred.

“I was seated at the back seat when I heard a loud bang. I only regained consciousness when at the hospital but my daughter is not hurt,” Ms Adhiambo said.

She thanked the doctors at hospital for coming to their rescue on time, saying she sustained minor injuries.

Busia County Referral Hospital admintrator David Mukabi said four patients who broke their legs were in stable condition.

Mr Mukabi said the other patients sustained minor injuries will be allowed to go home tomorrow when they have fully stabilized from the trauma following the accident.