NTSA Suspends Modern Coast’s Licence Following Wednesday Accident
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended the Modern Coast Bus Company’s operator’s licence following an accident on Wednesday night that killed seven people.
In a statement issued on Thursday, NTSA Director General George Njao said they had started investigations into the transporter’s safety standard and operations.
Over the last couple of days the Authority has been monitoring the operations of Modern Coast Bus Express Limited following several reports of near fatal crashes.
Njau also added that the authority has suspended the company’s license to allow for a probe into their safety standards.
Njau also orderd the national police to impound any Modern Coast vehicle found operating contrary to the suspension.
“Following the early Thursday morning crash involving two of their buses, the Authority has with immediate effect suspended the Company’s operator’s licence and initiated a thorough investigation into its safety standards and operations. The Company’s access to the NTSA portal has been deactivated to limit any activities on their 88 vehicles, as the investigation continues. The National Police has also been advised to impound any of their vehicles from operating contrary to this suspension.” He said
The authority said the company’s access to the NTSA portal has been deactivated to limit any activities on their 88 vehicles, as the investigation continues.
The accident involved two Modern Coast buses at Kiongwani area near Salama market along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway