Driver, turn-boy die as youth scramble for free beer
09 June 2014, 15:46
Nyeri - A lorry driver and his turn-boy died following a
road accident along Nyeri - Karatina Road.
The trailer, which was ferrying crates of beer to Nyeri town, overturned while
negotiating a corner near Mahigaini Springs and rolled into a nearby ditch.
Area youths and travelers poured into the scene in droves for a looting spree
while the driver and his assistant were trapped inside the cabin crying for
The two passed on after their cry for help fell on deaf ears as everybody was
Others were spotted carrying the ‘privileged’ commodity to the nearby bushes
Efforts by Karatina police officers to disperse the youth were futile, forcing
them to shoot severally in a bid to create space for rescuers.
Residents and road users described the section of the road as a black spot
saying many heavy vehicles find it hard to negotiate the sharp corner and end
up causing accidents.
The two bodies were later moved to Karatina hospital mortuary.
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