In pictures: Fort Ternan accident survivors recount ordeal
Survivors of the dawn accident that occurred at Tunnel Area on the Muhoroni-Londiani highway recounted the ordeal. They say the journey in the overloaded bus was doomed from the start.
The shocked survivors, talked of their pleas to the bus driver to slow down but their pleas fell on deaf ears.
Other say the bus was overloaded and the crew disregarded traffic rules. “Some people were standing. We were about 70 people. And we could not complain because the crew was very arrogant. I could not have talked because they could have beaten us up,” one survivor said.
“They were rude, telling us to buy cars if we were not satisfied with their service,” Joseph Oponyo, a father of five said.
Those who cancelled their travel plans at the last minute, sank to their knees in prayer, thankful to have survived the horrific crash.
In hospitals and morgues, friends and relatives frantically searched for their loved ones with pain painted all over their faces.
The morgue at Fort Ternan was overwhelmed as it has a capacity of 16 bodies only. The deadly accident claimed 56 lives.
The Kenya Red Cross set up a counselling desk at the mortuary and helped in the identification of the bodies.