President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday condoled with the families, relatives and friends of six artists who died in a road accident along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Saturday night.

The President said he was saddened to learn of the death of musician Weldon Cheruiyot of Kenene International and four members of his troupe.

“My sincere condolences to the families, friends and relatives of Weldon Cheruiyot, five members of his troupe and their driver who lost their lives in the Saturday night accident at Kamara along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway,” the President said.

He said the accident had cut short the lives of talented youth who had a promising future.

At the same time, the President extended his condolences to the families, relatives and friends of more than 14 people who lost their lives in another accident that occurred along the Marigat-Loruk road in Baringo County earlier on Saturday.

President Kenyatta called on the police and other law enforcement agencies to step up their efforts to ensure motorists obey traffic safety rules and regulations.

He called on motorists to exercise caution and to observe road safety rules especially during this festive season.