Twelve people are reported dead and three others injured after the driver of a fuel tanker lost control and rammed into a matatu on Friday afternoon on the Eldoret-Webuye highway.

Western region traffic commandant Saitera Mwita confirmed that the tanker’s brakes failed causing it to lose control and rammed the Nissan matatu which was picking passengers at the Kaburengu market in Kakamega.

The matatu was from Webuye headed to Eldoret while the tanker was from Eldoret enroute to Malaba.

The injured, a mother, her child and a man were rushed to hospital.

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