Motorists plying the Mai Mahiu-Narok road on Friday, September 25, found themselves stranded for long hours when locals blocked the busy highway.
Residents blocked the road protesting the killing of three cows by a lorry earlier in the morning which caused a traffic snarl-up stretching more than 10 kilometres.
The incident occurred at Satellite area, with motorists unable to move as the residents had blocked the entire road.
Hours after the incident, the police were yet to clear the blockage on the road.The accident scene along the Mai-Mahiu Narok road on September 25, 2020.
There have been several instances of livestock being involved in accidents. In 2017, a driver was seriously injured after the vehicle he was driving hit and killed nine cows on Kiambu-Ruiru road.
The cows were grazing along the road when they were ran over, killing some and injuring many others. The driver was rushed to Kiambu Level Five hospital as residents scrambled for the 'free meat'.
According to the Traffic Act, if a driver causes injury to cattle, he/she must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as reasonably possible, and in any case within twenty-four hours of the occurrence thereof.
The owner of the motor vehicle is also mandated to supply the police with all information necessary for the identification of a driver involved in an accident.
On the part of the owner, if he/she allows the cattle to become a danger or annoyance to the public, they shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh10,000.
Drivers are advised to always slow down when they see animals on the road for their own safety.
Here are more photos from the accident:The scene of the accident where a cow was hit by a lorry along the Mai Mahiu- Narok road on September 25, 2020.Locals at the accident scene along the Mai-Mahiu Narok road on September 25, 2020.Locals at the accident scene along the Mai-Mahiu Narok road on September 25, 2020.
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