Police in Juja are holding three men suspected of pick-pocketing accident victims in this morning's accident involving a Kenya Mpya bus and a Mitsubishi FH truck near Juja. The three were caught in the act while pretending to be good Samaritans helping the casualties to the hospital and retrieving the bodies of the deceased.

 The suspects are being held in Thika police station at the moment.

Meanwhile, police reports indicate that one more person has succumbed to injuries and died on arrival to the hospital, bringing the death toll to 5 people.
Thika traffic base commander Apelles Chacha said that the accident might have been caused by overloaded on the part of the lorry and over speeding by the bus that also was suspected of ferrying excess passengers.

She added that the police have been able to contain the situation on Thika Road and operations have resumed to normal. She also stated that they are getting information that there is an approximate number of 18 people in hospital and are receiving medical attention as others were moved to other hospitals.

She cautioned the traffic police department for negligence saying that some of them were so preoccupied in taking bribes and clearing the overloaded lorries to pass through the weighbridge. She warned them of dire consequences once apprehended.