NAIROBI DECEMBER 13, 2016 – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has expressed, “Deepest sympathy and join bereaved families in mourning, following the sudden death of their loved ones,” in the December 10 Naivasha highway tragedy.
“We condole with the families and pray that God gives them courage during these difficult times. We pray for the injured and wish them quick recovery,” read a statement sent to CISA and signed by Bishop Philip Anyolo, Chairman KCCB.
The bishops urged the different government agencies responsible for road transport and human safety to ensure that proper signage is put on roads and called upon a deep rethinking of the erection of road bumps in different highways across the Country noting that such bumps are always removed after an accident.
“We also urge all road users to be extra careful this festive season and urge Government agencies responsible for road safety to renew their commitment to saving lives and not to see an opportunity to make quick money through bribery and extortion,” read the statement.
The accident occurred along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway on the night of December 10, around 9:30PM when the driver of a lorry carrying inflammable substance hit a bump, lost control and rammed other vehicles before bursting into flames, leading to the death of at least 40 people.
“We pray for the repose of the departed souls with hope that the Lord will grant their families with much needed peace at this moment of grief,” said the bishops.