Six burnt to death after matatu collides with saloon car in Yatta

The six victims were aboard a matatu that was heading towards Nairobi from Matuu on July 15, 2022. [Erastus Mulwa, Standard]

Six people have died after a 14-seater matatu collided head-on with a saloon car and burst into flames at Kwa Majini area in Yatta Sub-County, Machakos County.

The accident occurred at 9am on Friday, July 15 on the Thika-Garissa Highway.

The public service vehicle (PSV) was heading towards Nairobi from Matuu, while the saloon car was heading towards Garissa direction.

All the six people, who died, were aboard the matatu, which caught fire after the crash.

Their bodies have been taken to Matuu Level Four Hospital morgue.

Police say investigations into the accident have commenced.