An official from the company’s Kisii office confirmed the accident but declined to provide more details, explaining that she was on the way to the scene and would provide an update later.
"I am rushing to the scene and I will update you. But I can confirm that the accident has occurred," she explained.
Emergency rescue teams and officers from the Kisii county government rushed to the scene to coordinate rescue efforts.
A lorry allegedly rammed into the bus from behind, sending it hurtling into the river.
The driver of the bust unsuccessfully attempted to stop it but the bus’s braking system failed.
20 people were on board at the time of the 4am accident.
The injured were rushed to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where they are receiving treatment with the wreckage of the two vehicles were towed to Nyanchwa Police Station.