A middle-aged woman died on the spot in a crash which occurred at Malinya trading centre on the Sigalagala-Butere road on Monday, January 15 after a drunk matatu driver attempted to caress the now-deceased, resulting in a commotion, which led to the matatu veering off the road.
Passengers, who witnessed the incident, said the woman was seated next to the driver, when the accident happened.
The matatu driver and three other passengers sustained serious injuries in the accident, and were rushed to Kakamega County Referral Hospital.
The body of the woman was moved to a morgue in the same health facility.
Kakamega County traffic boss Geoffrey Njogu confirmed the incident, saying charges will be pressed against the driver once investigations into the accident are concluded.