Truck-bus collision in Kenya kills at least 36

People view the wreckage of a bus and truck that collided near Nakuru, Kenya, on Sunday.
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A police official says a collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people.

Rift Valley Traffic Commandant Zero Arome said Sunday that the accident involved a bus heading to the capital, Nairobi, from Busia County, and a truck heading from Nakuru County to Eldoret town.

Arome said the bus’s brakes apparently failed.

The National Transport and Safety Authority has been criticized for failing to reduce road accidents, which account for around 3,000 Kenyan deaths every year.


Authorities have blamed careless road users, shoddy vehicles and speeding, but others blame poor road construction and maintenance.