A car which was carrying bhang burst into flames after colliding with a fuel tanker in Mtito Andei township along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
According to Kibwezi Sub-County Police Commander Ben Changulo, the car was transporting bhang of unknown value towards Mombasa when it veered off its lane and rammed into the oncoming oil tanker on Monday night.
The car also hit another truck after it was pushed back to its lane following the impact of the first collision.
“The driver of motor vehicle KCA 783R, James Ochieng Ombok, sustained fractures on both legs and cuts on the head and was rescued before the vehicle burst into flames and burned into a shell. He was rushed to Mtito Andei Health Centre for treatment,” said Mr Changulo.
The three vehicles were towed to the Mtito Andei Police Station yard.
Police officers collected the bhang that survived the fire which will be used as exhibit in a narcotics trafficking case against the driver of the car.