Eight people have perished in a road accident along the Meru-Embu road.
The 3pm accident involved a lorry and a matatu that was ferrying people for a dowry payment ceremony in Igoji.
Witnesses said the matatu was overtaking a motorbike rider, when it collided with an oncoming truck. Other people including the motorbike rider sustained injuries and were rushed to the Meru Hospital. Kenya Red Cross officials had to seek help from locals to retrieve bodies that had been trapped inside the matatu wreckage. The truck driver disappeared from the scene fearing for his life.