Police impound Modern Coast buses,

File image of police car. PHOTO| COURTESY

90 Nairobi-bound passengers aboard two Modern Coast buses were stranded at Sultan Hamud township in Makueni County early Wednesday morning after police impounded the buses.

The vehicles were travelling from Mombasa despite an existing suspension after the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) withdrew the company’s operating licence following a grisly accident that claimed 7 lives in the same area a week ago.

Each of the buses had 45 passengers on board when traffic police officers intercepted them at Sultan Hamud at 3:30 am, said Makueni County Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan.

“The matter is pending further enforcement action,” Mr Napeiyan added.

There was confusion after the company on Tuesday announced that NTSA had lifted the ban and allowed the buses back to the road. The roads safety agency quickly denied the claims.

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