Heavy truck crashes into the Nairobi Expressway. PHOTO|COURTESY

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the new expressway, a heavy truck slammed into it, causing traffic jams on both the Nairobi Expressway and Mombasa Road.

The vehicle, which was traveling along Mombasa Road, reportedly rammed into the barrier dividing the two roads before flipping over onto the Expressway, according to witnesses.

However, it was not clear what caused the accident or how many people were hurt.

The roadway was officially opened on Sunday by President Uhuru Kenyatta following a successful three-month trial run managed by Moja Expressway.
The Head of State commended the project’s potential to uplift the livelihoods through employment. 

However, James Macharia, the Transport Cabinet Secretary, stated that speeding was a significant issue on the roadway.

He saw that drivers had flagrantly exceeded the 80 km/h maximum speed restriction, with some reaching 200 km/h.

A fast driver caused a collision in June at the Nairobi Expressway Mlolongo Toll station, causing one fatality and several injuries.