Mourners who were on the ill-fated bus that crashed and killed 10 people on the Wundanyi-Mwatate highway in Taita Taveta County, Kenya have shared their experience.
One survivor, Baraka Mrabu, lost two of his siblings in the crash and recalled warning the driver to slow down before the bus overturned and rolled several times into a ditch.
Although he survived, his brother is in critical condition at the hospital.
Another survivor, Susan Saru, lost her grandmother in the crash, and her parents and aunts are fighting for their lives at the hospital.
She recounted the accident and the horror of seeing dead bodies and blood all around.
The Josa blackspot has claimed many lives, including four mourners who died in a similar crash last November and a student who died in 2019.
Leaders and officials have called for a redesign of the road to prevent further accidents, with Governor Andrew Mwadime pledging to reach out to the Kenya National Highway Authority to discuss what needs to be done.
The Mwatate Sub-county Police Commander Morris Okul called for motorists to be cautious and suggested erecting a high wall to prevent vehicles from plunging into the ditch.
The county’s Department of Health has offered psychosocial support and will transfer some patients to the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital.
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