Reports from Kenya indicate that at least eight people have been killed in a road accident involving a passenger service vehicle and a truck on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Four other passengers sustained serious injuries and have been rushed to nearby hospitals for emergency treatment following the 2 am accident.
Eyewitnesses told local media that the accident occurred when a passenger service vehicle from Loitoktok hit a stationary truck at Kyumvi area, in what has been blamed on bad weather hampering visibility.
As a result of the accident, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is urging motorists to exercise extra caution on roads due to poor visibility occasioned by bad weather in most parts of the country.
Areas most affected include sections of Mombasa highway, Narok-Mai Mahiu road, Thika-Garissa road, and several parts of Eastern region among others.
A section of the Narok road was recently cut off due to heavy rains in what geologists linked to seismic activity on the greater Rift Valley.