Modern Coast Bus resumes operations
Modern Coast bus company has resumed its services in Uganda after a forced break lasting two months.
The transport company had its operational licence halted by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) following a road accident in Meru that left 30 dead and several others injured.
The Kenyan company has however shared a message on its socials confirming it will now resumes operations in Uganda and Rwanda.
This includes the Kampala to Mbarara route at a cost of UGX40,000 (bout Sh1300) and Kampala to Kigali route for UGX70,000 (Sh2200).
While halting the operational licence, NTSA also confirmed it had launched investigations on all the fleet buses owned by the company.
The investigations commenced even as the wife of the ill-fated bus driver claimed her deceased husband had consistently complained the vehicle was faulty.
Further, staff had complained of going for months without pay.
Prior to the licence cancellation, the bus plied along Nairobi-Mombasa, Mombasa-Mtwapa – Kilifi – Malindi – Witu – Mpeketoni – Lamu as well as Nairobi-Nakuru – Kisumu – Kakamega – Busia – Kampala routes.
The other routes are Nairobi – Nakuru – Kisumu – Eldoret – Malaba, Nairobi-Narok – Kisii – Homabay – Migori – Isibania, Mombasa – Makindu – Wote – Kitui – Machakos and Nairobi – Thika – Embu – Meru – Maua.
However, operations in Kenya are not yet resumed.
This is not the first time the bus company has been halted for it’s operations.
In 2019, NTSA suspended operations for 11 days after the bus was involved in yet another accident that claimed the lives of 7 people while 62 were injured.
By the end of 2019, 24 lives had been lost in accidents involving the Modern Coast buses plying Kenya’s routes