A grisly road accident along the Namanga-Kajiado highway has left five people dead and three others seriously injured.

The accident involved a Probox and a personal saloon car.

Reports indicate that the Probox car, which was heading to IIbisil, had several occupants and four of them succumbed to the accident on the spot.

Other occupants of the Probox sustained serious injuries.

The saloon car was on its way to Namanga when its driver, alleged to be drunk, lost control and was hit by the Probox on the side.

The driver also died on the spot.

The injured persons were rushed to Kajiado County Referral Hospital for treatment.

Deceased persons were taken to the same facility's morgue.

Traffic officers arrived at the scene to probe the matter and to effect legal procedures.