In the aftermath of the tragic accident that occured in Kitui county as a bus belonging to St. Joseph Seminary, Mwingi tried to cross a flooded River Enziu today on December 4th, Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to the incident as the former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko warns Kenyans against crossing flooded rivers and roads.
In a message sent through Facebook, Deputy President William Ruto consoled the families that lost their loved ones in the accident as he wished the accident survivors speedy recovery.
That "our thoughts are with the families, their loved ones and friends of those who have perished in the tragic accident in Mwingi, Kitui County. Sending our prayers and speedy recovery to the survivors.
We urge motorists to be extra cautious especially now when we are experiencing heavy rains across the country."
Sonko who posted on Facebook a viral video of how the accident unfolded took a moment to warn Kenyans that they should never risk their lives trying to cross flooded rivers or roads with their vehicles no matter how big the machines are.
In that post, Mike Sonko told Kenyan motorists that they should shun away from flooded rivers like plaque.
First, he started by saying that "driving on flooded roads is dangerous and it doesn’t take much for your car to become unstable, lose traction or get washed away".
He then added that "a small car can float in just fifteen centimeters of water which is basically the height of an average pen!"
On why motorists should always be on the lookout when crossing flooded rivers or while driving on flooded roads, Sonko said that "flood water may be deeper or faster flowing than it appears and it may conceal hidden obstacles or debris."
His advice was that "my people, if it's flooded, forget it. Never drive, walk, or ride through floodwaters."
At the time of writing this article, it was being reported that over twenty occupants of the vehicle had drowned dead feared drowned.
The bus was reportedly ferrying thirty members of Mwingi Catholic Church that were heading to wedding before the tragedy.
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