Youths celebrate, loot as beer truck overturns
06 February 2015, 14:19
Nyeri - A group of youth from Kamunyaka area in Mathira west sub-County went on a looting spree after a truck carrying beer overturned along Karatina-Kerugoya road.
The youth scrambled for the free alcohol as the driver and his assistant watched helplessly from a distance.
The incident attracted a huge crowd as residents rushed at the scene to loot beer before police arrived and dispersed them.
The truck driver, George Sila said he was trying to negotiate a sharp bend when the trailer lost control and overturned before landing into a ditch.
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“I was trying to avoid hitting a matatu that was dropping passengers and there was a car coming from the opposite direction,” narrated the driver.
The driver and his assistant escaped unhurt.
Police officers had a hard time controlling the crowd that was looting the commodity with some transporting it with motorbikes to nearby shopping centres.
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