A bus carrying worshippers on Thursday evening ploughed into market stalls in Ekerenyo, Nyamira County, killing two people.
The bus was ferrying Repentance and Holiness Church members from Migori to Nakuru for an end year spiritual retreat when the driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting a culvert before ploughing into market stalls.
The church is associated with the self-proclaimed ‘Prophet’ David Owuor.
One person died on the spot while the other one succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment in hospital. Several other people were injured during the accident.
According to Nyamira North Sub-County Police boss Patrick Ngeiywa, the ill-fated bus had at least 52 passengers on board.
“The bus hit a culvert and veered off the road, it flattened at least 15 stalls in the market,” said Ngeiywa.
Mr Ngeiywa said at least nine people were treated at Ekerenyo while several others were rushed to Nyamira Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment
It is still not clear how many people were injured.