Police have launched investigations into an incident in which an ambulance killed three people in a grisly accident.
Citizen TV was the first to report that the van, which belonged to Takaba, a private Hospital in Mandera, crashed and flipped along Garissa-Modogashe road.
The van was reportedly transporting bhang worth Ksh3 million to an unknown location when the incident happened.
It was not immediately clear why the van was in possession of the 56 rolls of bhang or who they belonged to.A hospital van flipped with rolls of Bhang along Garissa-Modogashe Road on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
The contraband was reportedly cleverly sealed off inside onion bundles and had managed to pass through police roadblocks from Moyale to Garissa.
Confirming the incident, North Eastern Reginal Commissioner Nicodemus Ndalana revealed that the car was part of those classified as essential service providers.
"We suspect the bhang originated from Moyale from Ethiopia. When the car flipped, the officers rushed to the scene and attempted to rescue the victims.
"Two of the deceased passed away on the spot while the third died while receiving treatment at Garissa Referral Hospital," stated the officer.
He further explained that the team had used onions to cover the bhang and reduce its smell.
This is the second time an ambulance has been caught breaking the law since President Uhuru Kenyatta instituted a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
On Thursday, April 9, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that he had caught wind of a group of Kenyans that used an ambulance to get to a party during the curfew hours.
"On the curfew, we are working very closely with the police and the enforcement agencies that wherever there is a case where somebody needs healthcare, we are in touch with the police.
"Let me also tell you the kind of abuse of this privilege that we have seen. Two days ago, there were young people who wanted to beat the curfew to go to a party, and guess what they got to go to the party in? An ambulance. That is how bad it gets," stated the CS at the time
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