Thika road accident involving eight vehicles

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Eight vehicles were on Thursday morning involved in an accident along Thika road near Muthaiga police station.

The accident first involved two buses the Virginia coach and the Mwiki Sacco minibus.

The Virginia coach bus is said to have skidded off the slippery road and hit the guard rails following heavy rains.

Due to the poor visibility, oncoming vehicles collided with the two buses. The accident has caused unusual trffic on the busy highway which also led to those using this route spending alot of  time at bus stops waiting for matatus which were stuck in traffic.

According to the star,Nairobi Police commander Philip Ndolo said  Virginia coach skidded off the slippery road and hit the guard rails following heavy rains.

“It was raining and one of the buses,Virginia coach, skid off the slippery road.Mwiki Sacco mini bus was following the bus at close proximity it  hit the bus from behind.”

No casualties have been reported. The accident has caused a huge traffic snarl-up on the busy superhighway.

“Rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 40mm from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20 over the Coast, South Eastern, North Eastern, Western and Central regions including Nairobi area,” the Kenya Meteorological Department said.