Five people were Tuesday night killed after the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Naromoru on the Nyeri -Nanyuki highway.
Kieni East Sub-County police commander Wilberforce Sichalanyi confirmed that all five occupants of the saloon car died on the spot.
“All the five people in the saloon car died. But the lorry driver escaped unhurt,” Mr Sichalanyi said.
It is still unclear what led to the deadly crash but police say preliminary findings showed that the driver of the car appeared to have been trying to overtake another vehicle.
Both the tipper truck and the car were being driven at high speed when they collided head on.