Eight members of the same family on Tuesday evening died after a matatu they were travelling in veered off the road and rolled at Kianugu area along the Nyeri-Nyahururu road.
Nine other people among them children sustained injuries and were taken to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital.
The eight were part of a team travelling home after a burial ceremony in Mukurweni, Nyeri.
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“The vehicle veered off the road and rolled several times before landing in a ditch,” said the police boss.
Three women and the driver of the ill-fated vehicle died on the spot while the other four succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at the hospital.