Ten people have been confirmed dead after a matatu and trailer collided at the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Monday morning.
The 3.00 am incident involved a 14 seater matatu which was heading towards Nakuru direction and the truck that was heading towards the Eldoret direction.
The accident occurred at the Ngata stretch, and those injured were rushed to the Nakuru level 6 hospital.
According to a police officer on the scene, the accidents have been rampant on the road.
“It is a very serious accident with a serious impact. We have taken close to one hour to separate the two vehicles. It was a head on collision,” said the officer.
Authorities said the driver of the lorry lost control and veered off the road, hitting the Farasi Sacco matatu.
“The accident happened at about 3:30am, unfortunately we lost the matatu driver on the spot, the lorry driver fled the scene after the accident. The police are currently at clearing the scene to ensure that traffic is flowing,” said Nakuru County Police Commander Samuel Ndanyi.