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One Dead in Nairobi Expressway Accident Involving Multiple Cars

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One person has died and another injured following a grisly road accident at the Nairobi Expressway.

The motorist crashed while approaching the Mlolongo Toll Station.

In a statement, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said the accident was caused by a motorist who was driving at a high speed.

The driver crashed into the toll plaza knocking down one toll booth and other vehicles waiting for clearance at the exit.

“Those injured have been rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are responding to treatment. The affected exit booth has been closed,” said KeNHA.

Following the crash, the road agency warned motorists against speeding while using the newly-constructed multi-billion expressway.

“The Nairobi Expressway is committed to providing a safe and reliable toll road service and would wish to assure the public that they are putting measures in place to avert such unfortunate incidents from occurring,” KeNHA added.

The 27-kilometer highway is operated by Moja Expressway, a subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

In an earlier report on GOTTA.news,GOTTA.news, the company released towing and hoisting fees incase of an accident.

  • Class 3 vehicles will attract a hoisting fee of KSh 32,000 and incur a towing fee of between KSh 4,000 and KSh 12,000.
  • Class 4 vehicles will cost between KSh 6,000 and KSh 17,000 towing fees with a hoisting fee of Ksh.40,000.
  • Class 5 vehicles will pay a towing fee of between KSh 10,500 and KSh 23,000 shillings, and a hoisting fee of KSh 50,000.
  • Class 6 vehicles which comprise the heavy duty trucks attract towing fees of between KSh 20,000 and KSh 40,000 shillings, with the hoisting fee of between KSh 70,000 and KSh 140,000 shillings

READ ALSO: Nairobi Expressway Fines Revealed, You May Be Fined Up To KSh 8 Million

If a vehicle is involved in an accident and is parked in the designated parking area on the expressway, the owner of the vehicle pays for the duration of the parking at a  rate determined by the class of the vehicle.

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The road accident on the Nairobi Expressway PHOTO/COURTESY

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