Five passengers were on Saturday killed when the car they were traveling in lost control and plunged into a thicket after rolling down a cliff at Bonde, Baringo.

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Seven other people escaped with serious injuries.

Witnesses said the driver was new to the Eldama Ravine-Kabarnet road where he hit a pothole at the notorious Bonde area.

The passengers were headed to a ceremony at Tebei area.

Among those who perished are two locals who had offered to show the driver direction to Tebei.