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Sultan Hamud crash: Raila accused of being out of touch

Nasa leader Raila Odinga appears to have been wrongly briefed about the cause of the horrific  accident in Sultan Hamud on Wednesday.

The accident, which happened after midnight when a bus and a lorry collided head-on, has, so far, claimed nine lives and left 18 other travellers, including two schoolboys, injured.

Some 10 people are said to be missing.

On Wednesday, Mr Odinga condoled with the families of the accident’s victims. He urged drivers to be cautious on the roads because to “the bad weather” being experienced in the country.

A tweep quickly accused the former prime minister of being out of touch, commenting that bad weather was not to blame for the road accident.

Survivors of the accident told journalists that the driver had misjudged the distance between the bus and an oncoming lorry, leading to the crash.

Mr Odinga is in India where he met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on trade and cooperation between India and Kenya.