In a statement to newsrooms, Machogu said seven students and three staff members of the Pwani University were killed in the accident that claimed at least 14 lives.
The students were going to the National Sports Games at the Chepkoilel campus in Eldoret when their bus l**********l and collided h**d-on with a 14-seater matatu at Kayole Bridge at 12:30 pm.
“It is with great shock and sorrow that the Ministry of Education conveys its heartfelt condolences to the immediate family members of the seven (7) students and three (3) staff members of Pwani University as well as the passengers in the PSV, who lost their lives in the road accident that occurred at Kayole area along Naivasha- Nairobi Highway today 30th March 2023,” CS Machogu said.
Machogu also wished all those who sustained injuries in the accident quick recovery and thanked members of the public who have come forward to donate b***d to the patients.
“I wish the students who were c********y injured and transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialized treatment and those who are still being managed at Naivasha Level 4 Hospital Theater, a quick recovery,” he added.
“I similarly wish a quick recovery to the passengers in the PSV who were injured. I sincerely thank the members of the public for turning up in large numbers to donate b***d and offering needed assistance to ease the pain of the accident victims.”
The PSV vehicle involved in the accident was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru.
Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga was among the leaders who condoled the families who lost their loved ones in the accident.
“I extend my sincere condolences to the Pwani University community and all those who lost colleagues, friends, and loved ones in the regrettable accident that involved a Pwani University bus and matatu on the Naivasha-Nakuru highway,” he said.