At least 15 people died on Wednesday morning after two buses collided head at Kwa Mkikuyu area in Gede along the Mombasa Malindi highway.
The 7 am accident involved a Muhsin bus heading to Garissa from Mombasa and a Sabaki Shuttle minibus heading to Mombasa from Marereni.
Kilifi county commissioner Kutswa Olaka confirmed the deaths of the 15.
Five Kilifi county government officers were positively identified as some of those who perished in the accident.
They were in the Sabaki shuttle heading to work in Kilifi.
Kilifi sub-county hospital acting medical superintendent Job Gayo said the hospital received seven bodies while another casualty died while receiving treatment.
“Seven bodies were brought from the scene while the eighth died while receiving treatment. We received 18 casualties who were in critical condition. Six out of the 18 were in the most critical condition and needed intensive care unit services. The information we have from the police is that 14 died on the spot so we expect more bodies,” said Ooga.
Some of those injured were rushed to Star hospital and Tawfiq hospital.
Kilifi governor Amason Kingi through social media sent condolences to the bereaved.
“I am greatly saddened by the loss of lives of several travellers in an accident involving two buses at Kwa Mkikuyu, Msabaha, this morning. It is regrettable that accidents have continued to claim precious lives on our roads, despite persistent calls to motorists to strictly adhere to traffic regulations to avoid such tragic outcomes. We wish a quick recovery to those injured and may the departed souls rest in peace,” said Kingi