NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Fifteen vehicles belonging to a multinational timber manufacturing company were burnt down after one of its trucks hit and killed two people.
The lorry belonging to Comply Limited hit a motorbike at Kaprop junction in Mariashoni in Molo, Nakuru County killing the rider and his passenger on the spot.
The accident which occurred at 8:30pm on Monday night prompted a protest by the locals.
They burnt the truck which was ferrying logs before heading deep into Kiptunga forest where they burnt six lorries, seven loaders, a canter, a Land Cruiser and a tractor.
Area Chief Samson Salim said the rider and his passenger were returning from church when their motorbike was knocked down.
He said more than 100 youths torched the truck and proceeded to the forest for further destruction.
Molo Police Chief Daniel Kamanza said his officers are investigating the matter.
A Kenya Forest Service official and senior representatives of Comply Limited were also at the scene.