Five people have been confirmed dead in a grisly road accident that occurred in Kapiti a stone throw distance from chumvi junction along Mombasa –Nairobi highway.
The early morning accident involved a 14-seater Matatu that was coming from Nairobi and a lorry that was heading from Nairobi .
The matatu occupants said they were coming from siaya on a church function and were going back to Mombasa,and on reaching the scene of the accident an oncoming lorry that was overtaking another vehicle hit the Nissan .
Confirming the incident Athi river Ocpd Sharmar Wario said five people died on the spot ,while 9 others were rushed to Machakos level 5 hospital hospital for treatment.
The driver of the lorry was arrested and will be arraigned in court once investigations are over.
The bodies of the deceased were taken to machakos level five morgue.
Mr.Wario cautoned drivers to be extra careful