Kenya Mpya reveals its plan for amputated accident victim
Neo Kenya Mpya Bus Limited has admitted liability in a road accident that led to the amputation of a woman’s leg.
The company that manages the Kenya Mpya buses said the vehicle involved in the accident has been grounded.
Neo Kenya revealed that its insurer will offset the hospital bills of the amputee who is currently undergoing treatment at Uhai Neema Hospital.
“We wish to have her situation lightened as much as possible from the burden that will arise in her life even though we accept that indeed we are the cause of the tough period in her life,” the company said.
The company has also promised to make a follow up on all other accident victims “and ensure that they get due care.”
The statement comes after public outcry and calls to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to ban the Neo Kenya Mpya fleet until they are inspected afresh.
In January 2016, the authority put the bus company on notice over involvement in numerous accidents and gave them a month to either streamline its operations or face action.
In December 2017 during a crackdown, some of the buses associated with the company were grounded for non-compliance leaving Thika commuters stranded.