Fuel attendant at Metro petrol station on the busy Thika- Garissa road died this morning after a rogue motorist trying to avoid paying for fuel hauled him and crashed him on an oncoming vehicle.
The bizarre incident that occurred in the early hours of Friday morning happened when a lone motorist driving a Subaru KAR 297W drove into the petrol station and asked the fuel attendant to fuel his vehicle full tank.
The unsuspecting fuel attendant fueled the vehicle and as he was returning the fuel pump the driver attempted to flee without paying forcing the attendant to chase after the vehicle catching up with him before he could accelerate to the highway.
Thika base Commander Michael Lemaiyan told press that the fuel attendant clung to the window of the accelerating vehicle and the driver wanting to shake him off crashed him on an oncoming vehicle killing him on the spot.
“The driver of the Subaru was forced to abandon his vehicle and took off on foot as his vehicle was also badly smashed. We have towed the wreckage to the police station and are now following the Insurance Company to give us the identity of the vehicle owner,” he revealed.
‘We are also trying to view the CCTV camera and get more details as the attendant was alone during the incident,’ he said.
Lemaiyan said the body of the fuel attendant name withheld had been taken to General Kago Funeral Home waiting to inform the next of kin.