KENYAN RED CROSS, DAILY NATION (Kenya), AFP, ALL AFRICA
NAIROBI — At least 41 people died and 27 more were injured in a bus crash in Kenya Thursday morning, the Kenyan Red Cross said.
“It is difficult to tell exactly what happened, but all indications point to speeding and possibly overloading,” police officer Samuel Kimaru told AFP. “It is a horrible scene. Bodies are strewn all over.” The injured were taken to the Narok District Hospital.
Speaking to Kenyan radio station Capital FM News, Kimaru added that it was unclear whether the driver had survived the accident. “We still do not know the whereabouts of the driver. We want to ascertain whether he is among the dead or the injured who have been rushed to hospital.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed the vehicle owners for the accident, according to Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation. He said they are responsible for the maintenance of public service vehicles and that they would be charged along with the driver.
The accident occurred early in the morning outside Narok, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the capital Nairobi. The bus was traveling from Nairobi to Homa Bay, on the banks of Lake Victoria.