Uhuru mourns as 19 perish in Nairobi accident

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the families, relatives and friends of more than 19 people who have died in a bus accident at Soysambu area on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway.

Expressing his grief at the loss of lives, President Kenyatta said he has instructed the relevant authorities to quickly establish the root cause of the accident and to implement more measures that will ensure roads are safer at all times.

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of more than 19 people in a bus accident at Soysambu area on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway. My condolences to the families, relatives and friends of those who have lost dear and loved ones,” President Kenyatta said.

The President assured that hospitals in the region are treating those that are injured and medical teams are on standby to evacuate any cases that may need specialised care that is not available in the area.

He said emergency and support services have also been dispatched to the accident area to help alleviate the situation.

The President arrived in Beijing, China, this morning where he will join other 28 Heads of State and Government to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and the round table summit.