Nineteen people were killed and several others injured along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway after a bus collided with a trailer.
Nakuru police commander Hassan Barua said the driver of the bus was overtaking a small vehicle when it collided head-on with the trailer, traveling in the opposite direction. A second trailer that was following the bus rammed it from the back, causing more damage and more casualties.
Rift Valley Traffic Enforcement Officer Zero Arome said the accident happened around 3am on Saturday, adding that cleanup started immediately after the accident which left bodies strewn on the road and others trapped inside the mangled bus that had its right side completely ripped off.
The 52-seater bus reportedly belongs to Superhighway Sacco and normally plies the Githurai 45 route. It left Nairobi around 11pm and was headed to Busia.
The driver of the bus is said to have survived the accident but fled the scene.
The injured are being treated at St Mary's Hospital in Nakuru.