Twenty people died on Friday after a matatu collided with a trailer between Taru and Samburu area along the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway in Kwale County.
Confirming the accident, Kwale County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua said the driver of the matatu was trying to overtake when the vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming trailer.
“We have counted twenty bodies. More passengers boarded the shuttle at Voi hence the high number of casualties,” Kinango OCPD Fredrick Ombaka said.
The bodies of the deceased have been moved to Kinango Sub-County Hospital mortuary.