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Thika Road Residents Raid Overturned Beer Truck (VIDEO)


The free-for-all situation of locals tussling for the loot led to massive traffic along both sides of the carriageway as the cars moved at a slow pace, with drivers rolling their windows down to catch the locals in action.

Police officers had to hold off locals residing along Thika Road after they looted a beer truck that had overturned on Monday, August 23.

A video seen by Viral Tea showed the residents storming the scene of the beer truck and escaping with full bottles in a scenario of Christmas coming early for them.

Kasarani OCPD Peter Mwanzo told a local publication that the locals were scrambling to make a lucky kill for the beer, which led to officers being deployed to contain the situation.

A past accident scene where locals scrambled for beer after a truck overturned. /TWITTER

“I have officers on the ground currently to contain the situation,” Mwanzo stated.

The free-for-all situation of locals tussling for the loot led to massive traffic along both sides of the carriageway as the cars moved at a slow pace, with drivers rolling their windows down to catch the locals in action.

Watch the video:


No casualties have so far been reported, with police warning residents numerous times of how looting from accident scenes can turn fatal.

The chaos ensues when trucks overturn and locals dart to the scene to loot merchandise, whether beer or petrol and most do not live to narrate their tales as the trucks end up exploding and killing all within the radius of the crash.

The accident was almost a reminder of the Malanga fuel tanker explosion along Kisumu-Busia Road that occurred on Sunday, July 18, killing 15 people and seriously injuring others. 

The tragedy brought in a lot of reactions from Kenyans, among them ODM leader Raila Odinga, in castigating the locals who decided to fetch fuel from the tankers at the risk of their lives.

“As we mourn and reflect, I hope that this may be the last time our people are dying out of a scramble for fuel from an overturned tanker,” Raila tweeted minutes after the tragedy.

“The Malanga tanker incident along Kisumu – Busia Highway which has so far claimed 13 people with a dozen other injured, is a mirror of what happened in Sachangwan 12 years ago.

“It’s tragic. It’s sad, When will Kenyans learn?” Ahmed Asmali weighed in.

Remains of the tanker that exploded at Malanga along Kisumu-Busia Road on July 18, 2021. /DAILY NATION





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