45 people are feared to have died and several others hospitalised in Kericho County following a grisly accident that has occurred at Londiani junction this evening.
The accident occurred at around 6:30 after a truck which was heading to Kericho lost control, running over pedestrians, business people and matatus which were parked by the roadside.
The truck lost control and veered off the road, ramming into hawkers and pedestrians who were busy along the Nakuru-Kericho highway.
Eye witnesses hinted that the driver of the truck was trying to avoid hitting a bus that was parked on the road after developing a mechanical hitch before losing control.
matatus among other vehicles were damaged beyond recognition during the accident.
OCPD Agnes Kunga has said that the rescue is still going on with several bodies still trapped inside vehicles with some under the truck.
More than 60 people have so far been rushed to different hospitals in Londiani, Kericho and Nakuru where they are currently receiving treatment.
However Rescue efforts have been slowed by heavy rains being witnessed at the scene.
The number of casualties could be more, but the relevant authorities will give a proper brief later, said the OCPD.