Thirty-six killed in the Wednesday morning Mwingi town bus accident were buried in the afternoon in a mass grave at the Muslim Cemetery in town.
"Three others were taken by their relatives, who said they will bury them at their homes," said Sheikh Abdalla, one of the imams who were conducted the burials.
Abdalla said there bodies was 39. Mwingi District Hospital medical boss Samson Mugane said six of the accidents injured had been transferred to Nairobi for specialised treatment.
Two injured were taken to private hospitals as advised by their relatives. "We don't have any victims here. Some were discharged and others have been taken by their relatives to seek medical care elsewhere," said Mugane.
The dean of students at Mt Kenya University Emanuel Owour said among the dead were eight university students. Owuor said one student survived. He added that the students were going to vote in Mandera on Monday.
"We condole the families of the bereaved. We wish the survivors a quick recovery," said Owuor. "It was one of the worst accidents I have ever witnessed."
Mwingi police boss Simon Birir said they have launched investigations into the accident and the police are searching for the bus driver who disappeared immediately after the accident. The bus was reduced to a wreckage.