In light of concerns regarding the lifting of a previous ban in July, the government has suspended Modern Coast Express Limited’s license for the second time this year.
Six people died in another accident involving the bus firm in Uganda just hours before the suspension was announced.
Authorities blamed adverse weather for the head-on collision between the Modern Coast Bus-annex bus Oxygen and a Rwandan bus along the Ntungamo-Kabale Highway in western Uganda, which resulted in six fatalities and numerous injuries.
Additionally, on Wednesday, a corporate bus struck and killed a Toyota Hiace with the license plate KCP 599X belonging to Edgerton Njori Sacco when it was stopped at a stoplight at Makutano intersection along Kisii Nyamira road, where the company’s offices are located.
An unidentified middle-aged guy was fatally injured when it sustained damage on the left rear side. The unfortunate bus was traveling from Mombasa to Homa Bay with an undetermined number of people.
Following the bus’s subsequent landing in the Masosa River, an undetermined number of passengers were rescued. The transporter, however, disputed the claims of the police, claiming there were no casualties.
Murkomen, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure, has recently disclosed that the transporter was given permission to operate in November of this year after the company met all of the requirements laid forth for them.
But after the Kisii catastrophe, the CS imposed yet another suspension on the business.
Mr. Kipchumba Murkomen issued a warning that anyone disobeying traffic laws would face severe penalty from his ministry.