One person has died while scores have been left injured after a grisly road accident along the Meru-Nairobi highway, Tharaka Nithi county.
Confirming the incident, Alex Mugambi, the county's fire department stated that the incident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The injured were quickly rushed to Chuka General hospital where they are currently responding well to treatment.
"One person died on the spot. Several people were rushed to Chuka General Hospital for treatment," Mugambi stated.
The body of the deceased was moved to the Chuka General Hospital mortuary.
Following the incident, authorities urged motorists to be extra cautious when driving across the route.
Statistics on road accidents
Cases of road accidents have been on the rise. A statistic by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows that 1,912 people have died since January.
The safety agency stated that pedestrians account for the highest number of fatalities.
Motorcyclists follow with 530 deaths, passengers 308, cyclists 28, pillion passengers 185.