In Summary
  • This is after two more victims of the fiery smash-up succumbed to their injuries at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and one at Nairobi Hospital succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning.

  • The deaths leave one survivor of the Saturday morning crash still hospitalised at KNH.

  • The government on Tuesday also announced that all 33 bodies recovered from the accident will have their DNA tested before being released to their families. 

The death toll from the Naivasha road accident has risen to 43 after three more victims died while undergoing treatment in Nairobi.

Two victims of the fiery smash-up succumbed to their injuries at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and one at Nairobi Hospital on Tuesday morning.

The deaths leave one survivor of the Saturday night crash still hospitalised at KNH.

The government on Tuesday also announced that all 33 bodies recovered from the crash scene would undergo DNA tests before being released to their families. 

FAMILIES' PAIN

Five bodies have features that could be used in identifying them but several families who viewed the remains lay claim to the same body, prompting DNA tests.

“We do not want any mishaps during the process and ask that families wait until all bodies have been identified,” National Disaster Operations Centre Director Nathan Kigotho said.

By Tuesday afternoon, 28 families had given DNA samples to aid in the identification.

The samples came from mothers of the victims and, in cases where the mother is unavailable, the victims' siblings.

Families will have to wait two weeks for the identification to be concluded before the remains of their loved ones can be released for burial.

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