Three people were Thursday evening killed and others injured following an accident at Nangili on the Kitale-Eldoret highway.
According to witnesses, the accident occurred when a mini bus collided with a van carrying sheep.
Confirming the accident, Kakamega County Commander Bernard Muli said the van was ferrying animals for slaughter to Nairobi while the mini-bus was from Lwanda market headed to Matunda in Kakamega County.
Muli confirmed that the drivers of the ill-fated vehicles and one passenger died on the spot while several others sustained serious injuries and are being treated at Likuiyani Sub-County Hospital.
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The injured were rushed to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.