Seven dead, scores injured in Thika road accident

Seven people have died and several others injured after a grisly road accident on Thika-Nairobi superhighway on the stretch between GSU headquarters and East African Breweries Limited, Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome said.

Confirming the incident, Kasarani OCPD Robinson Mboloi said the accident occurred after  driver of a lorry carrying building bricks lost control and hit a minibus which hit rail guards, then overturned landing on a 14-seater Nanyuki-bound matatu.

The scene of the deadly accident on Thika road.

Mboloi said police have launched investigations to establish the exact cause of the accident, as the injured have been rushed to various hospitals for treatment.

Police temporarily closed the section of the road affected by the accident to attend to injured victims.

Traffic builds up on the busy superhighway following the accident.

The accident has caused a huge traffic snarl-up on the superhighway.


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