Three people have been confirmed dead while 14 others sustained serious injuries after a matatu they were traveling in veered off the road on Saturday afternoon on the Makindu-Wote highway.
According to Makueni police boss Jospeh Ole Napeiyan, the over speeding matatu was overtaking another vehicle when the front tyres bursted and the matatu loss control before it rolled several times.
Napeiyan urged drivers to be cautious on the road and adhere to traffic rules to avoid such accidents.
He hinted that the matatu was overloaded which is in violation of the COVID-19 rules from the Ministry of Health.
Those injured were taken to Makueni Level 4 Hospital while the bodies of the deceased are at mortuary within the same facility.