Police have released the victims’ names of the Magadi tragic road accident that happened last week on Thursday and claimed two lives
Police records indicate that Jonathan Sampeke, 16, a Class 8 pupil at Oloika Primary School died on the spot after the accident, while Soine Tinkoine, 12, of Class 5 was pronounced dead on arriving at the Magadi Hospital.
Those who suffered serious injuries and admitted at the same hospital are; Vivian Nesitia, Melitia Nteere, Keneto Oltetia, and Naipanoi Nkoroishishe. Doctors say they are all in fair condition.
The police further said, one Samson Ngunjiri, 36, was driving the bus registration number KBK 003J belonging to Esmetor Ltd.
In the bus, they say, were 46 pupils and 4 teachers of Oloika primary School within Magadi location.
When KNU visited the scene of the accident that happened at 5.45 am on that fateful day, we found a new exercise book belonging to Soine Tinkoine next to a teddy bear doll and many oranges.
Meanwhile, he chairman of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Eng. Joseph Nkadayo has joined Kajiado leaders in mourning the death of two Magadi pupils.
Nkadayo told KNU the accident was tragic and had caused the deaths of two Kenyans. County KNUT secretary, Elly Korinko also sent his condolences to the school community and parents of Oloika School.
The accident occurred in Kamukuru area along the Magadi-Kiserian road in Magadi Ward. The reports also indicate that the driver of the school bus lost control before the vehicle veered off the road and overturned.
Kajiado West Sub-County Commissioner William Kakimoni said the school bus had 46 pupils and four teachers on board when the accident occurred.
Police further stated that 35 pupils were taken to the hospital with various levels of injuries but were discharged.
This comes amid calls by the National Transport and Safety Authority for drivers to be extra cautious to curb the ever-rising cases of road accidents.
As documented by the NTSA, careless driving under the influence of alcohol remains the biggest contributor to cases of road carnages, especially for Public Service Vehicles.