Five people have died at Kapiti plains, Machakos county when the matatu they were traveling in collided with a lorry.
Athi River police boss Sharma Wario said the 14-seater private matatu was ferrying faithful from St Marys Miracles Church, Mombasa back to the Coast.
They were headed to the Coast from a crusade in Siaya county
The group left Siaya for Mombasa at 4.30 am. The accident happened at 8.30 am. There were 14 adults and three children.
The injured were taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital, while the deceased were moved to the mortuary at the same facility.
Wario urged motorists to drive carefully, especially during this festive season.