Residents scrambled for oil after a truck ferrying petrol overturned and fell in a ditch on Saturday morning, January 9. It happened along the Nyamataro-Daraja Mbili in Kisii.
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People around suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle, swerved, and fell into the ditch.
Simultaneously, a truck carrying loaves of bread has overturned at Mubau heading to Kanyoni Mang’u-Naivasha Road.
A section of Kenyans were reported to head to the scene. Since they sorted out the loaves of bread and made away with those that were still intact.
The accidents took place just days after officers warned residents over robbers. These collided with truck drivers to execute planned robberies on the trucks.
The police warned that cases were mostly prevalent along Nakuru-Nairobi Highway as well as the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.
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“We have seen a trend where drivers are selling goods on transit. They later stage-managing a robbery along the major roads.” Naivasha OCPD Samwel Waweru stated.
The police indicated that the robbery had been rose after long waits at border points caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) statistic’s as of December 13, 2020 revealed that fatalities have increased compared to the same time in 2019 where 107 people died in road accidents over the same period in 2019.
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This increase in fatalities is despite the reduced travel and more people working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Statistics documented by the police and the NTSA indicates that road accidents between January and December 2020 stood at 3,663. They compared this to 3,508, at the same time in 2019.
Another similar case
citizens looting beer from an overturned lorry along the Embu-Mwea road on Tuesday, December 1.
Residents forced the police to use teargas on Tuesday, December 1 to disperse them. They had stormed an overturned lorry to loot beer. The lorry overturned along the Embu-Mwea road.
Despite lobbing tear gas, the residents continued their looting as the police took time to bring the situation under control.