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13 in Mass Grave after Nairobi Bus Crash

What: Bus en route to Mandera
Where: near Mutwangombe market on the Thika-Garissa highway.
When: Sept 19
Who: 13 fatalities
Why: The driver of the 62 seat bus lost control while passing a pickup.

The bus rolled down a steep incline, injuring 29, who were later hospitalized at Mwingi District Hospital.

The driver veered off the road after oversteering. 13 died at the scene. The bus driver was bruised but not badly hurt.

The 13 victims were buried at Mwingi Muslim Cemetery in a mass grave selected by local district commissioner Peter Kinuthia. Families were informed.

Another accident occurred on the same stretch of road killing 11 only two days before. The vice president Kalonzo Musyoka said “We are losing lives through accidents as if the country is at war.”