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Four die after vehicle rams into stalls at Kariokor market

Four people died on Saturday morning after a car they were travelling in lost control and rammed into stalls at Kariokor market.

Traffic was momentarily disrupted as an angry crowd placed burning tyres and other obstacles on the road to protest over regular accidents that have been recently occurred at the area.

Members of the public watch as a bonfire burns on General Waruinge road following demonstrations by traders at Kariokor market over increased cases of road accidents around the market. PHOTO | COURTESY
Members of the public watch as a bonfire burns on General Waruinge road following demonstrations by traders at Kariokor market over increased cases of road accidents around the market. PHOTO | COURTESY

The protesters said there has been an increased cases of accidents in that section of the road which they said were endangering the lives of traders at the market.

As a result of the protests, Race Course road, General Waruinge road, Kirinyaga road and a section of Thika road from Pangani were inaccessible. Heavy traffic was experienced as motorists sought alternative routes to gain access into town.