Friday, June 21, 2013

Nguruman bus crash

By Emmanuel Kimeu

The only bus plying Nguruman-Magadi-Kiserian route was this morning involved in  an accident in corner Maziwa along Magadi Kiserian road just past Kisames shopping centre. The bus was heading to Kiserian, a town in the outskirts of  Kenyas capital Nairobi. Sources close to NCV informed that, no casualties were reported although sores of people were injured including the driver and his assistants.

Ostrich bus after the accident
Photo by Harun Wanyondu
The murram road from Magadi  to Nguruman was adversely affected by the flash floods during the April-may rains which left most parts of the roads partially passable. The state of the road has discouraged many Matatu owners  and other investors who fear to incur high cost of maintaining their vehicles and therefore opt to keep off the route leaving the only bus 'Ostrich' to enjoy monopoly in the route.

Despite Nguruman being very productive, its roads are in a sorry state and this has been a loop hole for the exporters to buy produce from farmers at low prices. NCV urges the concerned leaders to take action and ensure that the roads are repaired so as to attract more investors and ease transport challenges for residents living in Nguruman, Olkiramatian and its environs.


  1. Poleni but i think the governor of Kajiado county should have a plan about infrastructure in that region just along magadi-ngurumani

  2. There is need to improve the road from Magadi to Nguruman about 46km. The bus crashed on tarmac meaning the driver was reckless???