NTSA Revokes License of Truck Driver Who Killed 8
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) was, on Monday, forced to act after a trailer driver collided with a matatu killing eight people.
Taking to social media, NTSA permanently revoked the license of Abdulle Mohamed, the driver of the trailer that claimed lives along Kericho-Nakuru highway.
"Following the fatal crash involving KBH 267 J/ZF 8069 belonging to Multi Energy Limited that claimed the lives of eight passengers at Chepsir, Nakuru, the Authority has permanently revoked the driving license of the driver of the trailer Mr Abdulle Ali Mohamed," wrote NTSA.
The Authority further stated that the revocation was necessitated by the fact that the driver was a danger to all road users and that he should never be allowed to drive on Kenyan roads.
The accident, which occurred on Friday last week, was a head-on collision which took place at the Kapmakaa area in Chepsir at around 6pm.
Witnesses accounts claimed that the tanker veered off from its lane resulting in a head-on collision.
Confirming the incident, Kericho OCPD Justus Kitetu revealed that the truck was transporting gas from Kisumu to Nairobi.
“The accident occurred at around 1745hours on Friday. It involved a 14-seater matatu and a truck which was ferrying gas from Kisumu to Nairobi.
"It is unfortunate that the truck was descending using a climbing lane when the accident occurred," stated the police boss.
Six people reportedly died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries while on the way to the hospital.
The survivors were taken to Kericho Referral Hospital where they were still recuperating.
The matatu, which was attached to South Rift Sacco, had 12 occupants and was headed to Kericho.
NTSA also summoned the officials of Green Line Bus to appear before its committee after one of their buses claimed nine lives at Kamara area.
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