Fri Nov 10 16:21:18 EAT 2017
Police in makutano along the eldoret-Nakuru highway were forced to guard a fuel tanker that had been involved in an accident to prevent residents from siphoning fuel.
The trailer that was heading to eldoret from Nakuru veered off the road as the driver tried to navigate a corner, ramming a saloon car from behind. The occupants of the saloon car escaped unhurt while the driver and the turn boy of the trailer sustained injuries to their limbs. They were rushed to a hospital in Eldama Ravine the residents who were first responders at the scene arrived armed with jerricans, drums and pipes and tried to open the valve of the tanker while the driver was still stuck in the tanker. Police officers who arrived at the scene promptly were armed with tear gas ready to disperse the rapidly growing crowd.