A driver has lost his life in Matunda along the Eldoret-Kitale road, after being run over by the PSV van he was driving.

According to witness reports, the driver of the matatu had parked the vehicle at the stage and stepped out to invite more passengers to board his vehicle.

The vehicle which was left idling started rolling down a gradient because its handbrakes seemed to have a malfunction.

The driver rushed to try to slow the vehicle down by pushing it from the front hoping to hold it to a stop.

Unfortunately, he slipped and fell in a ditch and the vehicle he was trying to stop ran over and crushed him to death.

No other injuries have however been reported from the unfortunate incident.