Two people lost their lives on Friday morning at Samson Corner area along the Mwea-Embu Highway, Kirinyaga County, following an accident involving a motorcycle and a lorry.
The motorcyclist and his pillion passenger, a man and a woman respectively, died on the spot following the 7 am incident.
According to eye witness reports, the motorcycle was en route to Embu from Kutus while the lorry was headed in the same direction from Nairobi when the two vehicles collided.
The bodies of the deceased have since been moved to Kerugoya Referral Hospital pending identification.
Area chief Naftaty Ndege has subsequently urged motorists to remain cautious and adhere to traffic rules on the road which he says has claimed many lives in the past.