Higher Education PS visits KU accident survivors in hospital

The Principal Secretary for University Education & Research, Dr. Beatrice Muganda Inyangala, today visited Avenue Hospital, Parklands, to comfort Kenyatta students who sustained various injuries in accident that occurred at Maungu Voi Sub county in on the Nairobi—Mombasa Highway. Photo: X/MoE

University Education and Research Principal Secretary, Dr Beatrice Inyangala on Wednesday 20, 2024 paid a visit to Avenue Hospital, Parklands to comfort the Kenyatta University students who sustained various injuries in an accident that occurred at Maungu in Voi Sub-county in Taita Taveta County on Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.


The Principal Secretary for University Education & Research, Dr Beatrice Muganda Inyangala, with other leaders yesterday March 20 when they visited Avenue Hospital, Parklands, to comfort Kenyatta students. Photo: X/MoE

Dr Inyangala visited each of the students in their respective wards, where she urged them to take courage and comfort as they undergo treatments. The PS also wished the quick a recovery.

Dr Beatrice Inyangala comforts a students. Photo: X/MoE

The students who were on their academic trip to Mombasa were involved in a grisly road accident involving Kenyatta University bus and a trailer on Monday March 18, 2024 at Maungu area in Taita Taveta.

The accident left eleven dead, eleven were critically injured as sixteen left with minor injuries.


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The Hospital Manager, Dr Said Mohammed said the facility received 18 accident victims, noting that health personnel worked tirelessly to stabilize them.

“We are happy 17 of the patients admitted here are in stable condition,” said Dr Mohammed, after taking the PS around all the wards where the students were admitted.

Dr. Beatrice Muganda Inyangala in one of the wards at Avenue hospital. Photo: X/MoE

The hospital manager further added that only one accident victim was still in the critical condition, however the staffs are doing their best to stabilise the situation.

Dr Said added 12 are female and 6 are male.

Dr Inyangala was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer and Board Secretary General at Higher Education Loans Board Charles Ringera, the head of Commissions for University Education Prof Mike Kuria, KUCCPS CEO Agnes Wahome, Chief Executive University Funding Board Geoffrey Monari and the National Research Fund Chief Executive Prof Dickson Andala.

By Brian Ndigo

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