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Mai Mahiu residents unknowingly steal salt from an overturned lorry

There was drama in Mai Mahiu after a lorry ferrying salt from Mombasa to Western Kenya was involved in an accident spilling the products.

Members of the public scrambled for the product as has been the norm during accidents before dumping it after realizing that it was salt.

The lorry that was heading downhill along the Limuru-Mai Mahiu road lost controlled and landed in to a ditch near Italian Catholic church with the driver and the passenger escaping unscathed.

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 A witness Joseph Njoroge said that tens of residents had carted away tens of the well packed salt before realizing what it was.

“On realizing that what they had looted was salt which is worthless many dumped it by the roadside before police moved in to control the situation,” he said.

Elsewhere

Family of a woman warrior, Mekatilili wa Menza who contributed to fighting for independence have asked for equal treatment on commemoration of Kenyan warriors who fought for independence, sighting that some are not given that respect they deserve as others.

Speaking after visiting Mekatilili’s grave yard, the family led by Kazungu Charo has asked the government to recognize them and assist them in getting title deeds.

The family have also insisted on the building of a monument which will also attract tourist to the site.

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