Nine passengers died on the in a grisly road accident involving a 14-seater matatu at Kwa Solo area along Kikima-Tawa Road in Makueni County.
Thirteen other passengers were injured when the matatu that was heading towards Machakos Town plunged into a ditch by the roadside, according to Mbooni West police chief James Baraza.
The crash occured at a sharp bend that police said is a black spot.
Mr Baraza said the matatu was speeding when the accident happened, corroborating survivors' and eyewitness accounts.
Casualties were rushed to Mbooni West Sub-county Hospital as well as to Tawa Hospital.
More to follow.