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NTSA Suspends Operations of all Modern Coast Buses Following Nithi Accident

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Monday halted the operations of all Modern Coast buses following a tragic accident in River Nithi, Tharaka County on Sunday that claimed the lives of 33 passengers.

 “Following a fatal road traffic crash that occurred on Sunday 24th July 2022 at the Nithi Bridge, Tharaka Nithi County that has since claimed the lives of 33 passengers, the Authority hereby halts the operations of Modern Coast Express Limited,” said the NTSA Director General George Njao.

NTSA has also dispatched a multi-agency investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident.

“A thorough multi-agency investigation into the crash and an evaluation of the operator’s safety operational standards is currently underway,” he said.

The suspension will apply to 31 buses belonging to the company operating several routes with the country.

The routes affected include; Nairobi-Mombasa, Mombasa-Mtwapa-Kilifi-Malindi-Witu-Mpeketoni to Lamu as well as Nairobi-Nakuru-Kisumu-Kakamega-Busia.

Other routes include; Nairobi-Nakuru-Kisumu-Eldoret-Malaba, Nairobi-Narok-Kisii-Homabay-Migori-Isibania, Mombasa-Makindu-Wote-Kitui-Machakos and Nairobi-Thika-Embu-Meru-Maua.

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