Multiple Accidents on Thika Road Cause Traffic Snarl-up [PHOTOS]

  • Scenes from Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
    Scenes from Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
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  • There was a traffic snarl-up along Thika Superhighway on Saturday, April 24, following multiple accidents.

    A commuter who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke, stated that the traffic jam was on the Nairobi-bound lane around the Muthaiga area.

    The passenger noted that the accident involved a truck and a personal vehicle which caused traffic congestion on several lanes of the road.

    An accident along Thika Road on April 24, 2021
    An accident along Thika Road on April 24, 2021.

    In another incident at KCA University, a boda boda rider was involved in a crash with a private vehicle.

    Following the incident, other boda boda riders crowded the area leading to slow moving traffic in the area.

    Boda boda riders crowded at an accident scene on Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
    Boda boda riders crowded at an accident scene on Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
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    Motorists were advised to seek alternative routes as well as observe caution as they approached the accident scenes.

    Emergency services responded to the accidents and had managed to clear one crash involving a probox vehicle that had been transporting timber.

    In a separate accident on the same road, a personal car lost control past Weitethie to Ndarugo crashing into the road barriers.

    The road has witnessed a number of accidents over the past week since the enforcement of curfew hours with police blocking the road.

    On Monday, April 19, a privately owned lorry rammed into a police vehicle that had been positioned along the Thika Superhighway as part of the night curfew enforcement measures.  

    The lorry hit and overturned the police canter, critically injuring some of the officers who were rushed to hospital.

    Emergecny services responding to an accident on Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
    Emergency services responding to an accident on Thika Road on April 24, 2021.
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