One of the teachers who survived the Taita Taveta school bus accident on Saturday, November 19, recounted his experience on the fateful day that left four teachers dead.
The teacher, identified as Josephat Nzikali, was seated in the front seat of the bus on the way to Mombasa after attending a burial in Taita Taveta.
He noted that all was well and flowing according to the program until a hitch occurred while descending down Joska Hill.
A school bus rolls into a ditch in the Josa area along Mwatate-Wundanyi road on Saturday, November 19, 2022
Sikia Road Safety The bus lost control and rolled several times off the escarpment at the famous blackspot.
He referred to his survival as a testimony of God’s will considering his sitting position during the unfortunate incident.
“Whatever I saw, I was in that bus seated in the front seat but here I am speaking to you with all my strength and breathing very well. I am the living testimony of the will of God,” the teacher narrated during a memorial service.
“We left the funeral at 4 pm, which is at the top of the mountain, and we started descending down the Joska Hill where our bus was involved in an accident,” he stated.
He further thanked the school’s Board of Management for the prompt response that saved the lives of many.
On his part, Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir who was also present urged the students to put their best foot forward in the upcoming national exams.
According to the Governor, excelling in their studies would be the best way to honour their departed teachers.
“My appeal to the fraternity of Memon, let us remember all those who have gone before us by what they would wish to be remembered for.
This is not going to be an easy moment but the best that you can be able to give is honouring your teachers by delivering the good news of your superb performance which would become a motivation to all in the hospital,” he implored the students.
Mombasa county governor Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir and other county officials on Thursday, September 22, 2022
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