Prison vehicle with inmates rolls off the road, 1 reported dead

Tragic accident

Scene of the accident where 1 prisoner died after Embu Prison vehicle rolled off the road near Thuci River. 8 inmates and 7 warders seriously injured

A prisoner has been reported dead following an accident involving an Embu Prison vehicle.

Reports indicate that eight other inmates and seven warders were seriously injured after the Land Cruiser they were traveling in rolled off the road near Thuci River.

The inmates were being transported to Meru, details of the trip have not been disclosed.

Prison protests

The accident comes just a day after chaos broke out in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison on Monday forcing the authorities to call in anti-riot police.

The facility which holds serious offenders was brought to a standstill as inmates climbed on rooftops refusing to take orders from warders.

Officials claimed that the protests broke out after inmates refused to surrender contraband to the warders.

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