Nine people have been killed in a grisly road accident in Gilgil along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. 

Confirming the accident, Gilgil sub-county commander John Onditi said the Friday morning crash involved a trailer and a matatu. 

Mr. Onditi added that scores of other passengers were injured in the 5 am accident. The Kenya red cross team is at the scene in conjunction with police officers attending to the injured passengers. 

Members of the public joined in efforts to rescue survivors stuck in the wreckage. 

Here are photos of the accident courtesy of Standard: