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Survivors of the ill-fated Kitui bus have spoken out about what happened before the catastrophe on Saturday night, June 4.

One of the survivors told the press on Sunday, June 5, that the driver was inebriated when he took over the wheel.

He went on to say that the van was overloaded because there were 21 people in it while it was only built to hold 14 people.

One of the survivors remarked, “We were over 21 individuals in that van, and the driver was inebriated because he rejected our advice.”
Another victim told Citizen TV that the accident happened in a flash because the driver swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle before flipping over and veering off the road.

Nine people died instantly, with three more dying in the hospital while receiving treatment, bringing the total number of deaths to 12.

“He almost collided with a car on the road, but he swerved away. The automobile flipped and rolled over as he was getting back on the road. When I got out of the car, there were people all over the place “backed up by another

Kitui Police Commander Leah Kitheyi confirmed the tragedy, saying it happened about 11:50 p.m. and that the majority of the victims were related by blood.

One of the family members stated that their family is still dealing with the tragedy that claimed the lives of their relatives as they were leaving a ruracio celebration.

“We’ve been terribly hit because we have these children, and we’re trying to figure out how to deal with the catastrophe,” she said.

The accident occurred at the Kanyonyoo intersection in Kitui County, and the matatu in which the 21 were travelling was involved. The vehicle was on its way to Kitui.

While attempting to overtake another vehicle at the intersection, the driver of the 14-seater matatu lost control.

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