Five people have died from an accident that happened in Kapiti plains in Machakos county.  This ordeal happened when the matatu collided with a lorry causing severe injuries.

Athi River police boss Sharma Wario said that the matatu was carrying church members from St Marys Miracles Church in Siaya back to the coast.

The group had left Siaya at 4:30 am heading to Mombasa. The accident happened at around 8 am. The matatu had carried 14 adults and 3 children.

The passengers who had severe injuries were taken to Machakos Level 5 hospital. The deceased were moved to a mortuary in the same facility.

Drivers are urged to drive carefully during this festive season. A lot of accidents are known to happen around December.