A vehicle plunged into Nairobi River, on the morning Saturday, February 15, igniting fears that the occupants may be in dire need of help.
The accident occurred along Outering Road, with issues raised over the accessibility of the road at the area.
Eyewitness reports stated that the driver may have been intoxicated but photos which surfaced online did not show occupants in it. it.
According to the eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at 6.30 a.m.
“The incident took place as early as 6.30 a.m. in the morning but nothing has been done to retrieve the car. As of 8:26 p.m, I passed there and it was still under the water,” one Dan Okeo tweeted.
“There are two major problems at this particular bridge point. Two huge bumps erected back to back and there are no visible warning signs for the two number. Many accidents have happened on this road,” another netizen tweeted.
The river has been a cause of environmental concern over its cleanliness and in 2019, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko initiated a cleaning process.
In the section where the car plunged into the river, garbage can be seen spewed on its banks. Those at the scene of the accident calling for help argued that the river was contaminated with sewage.