Deputy President Ruto has condoled with the families of those who died in the Kinungi, Naivasha tanker accident.

On his official account, Ruto tweeted, "Heartfelt condolences to the families that have lost loved ones following the tragic accident at Karai, Naivasha."

He also urged motorists to be cautious and adhere to traffic ruled in order to avoid deaths, pain and suffering.

40 people are believed to have died in a horrific accident after a tanker carrying highly flammable chemical lost control and rammed into a number of cars among them a psv matatu carrying passengers. The tanker is said to have exploded on impact, causing a fireball that engulfed nearby cars.