16 November 2017

Kenya: Déjà Vu As Guardrail Pierces Through Another Car on Thika Road

It was a déjà vu moment for a motorist on Thika Road on Wednesday evening when a car was pierced through by a guardrail after an accident.

What shocked many Kenyans is that the rail pierced through the vehicle, almost a replica of the freak accident that claimed the life of former Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru.

Thika traffic base commander Michael Lemaiyan said there were no casualties in the accident.

He added that the driver of the car, belonging to SGA security firm, was speeding when he rammed onto the guardrails.

Incidentally, the latest accident happened eight days and a few kilometers from where Dr Gakuru's official Mercedes Benz crashed.

People are now concerned with the quality of the guard rails.

@KenyanTraffic What is happening to the guard rails is "injustice". Someone help them to stop the harassment. This was yesterday along Thika Rd. pic.twitter.com/2vd5SSsqMf

- Gideon Kioko_Pst (@Kioko_Pst) November 16, 2017

They should investigate the guard rails we have on our roads. I've seen a post on a similar accident on Thika road today.

-- Bomet Boy (@lesanerick) November 16, 2017

In the more developed cities, guard rails are supposed to absorb the impact and either swing the driver back to the


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