By Antony Gitonga
Eager to get a free drink, the locals and passers-by started looting from the lorry and efforts by police to disperse the crowd were fruitless.
In the ensuing melee, one of the looters was shot on the hand by police in an incident that saw locals protest by holding a peaceful demonstration.
According to a witness identified as Wambui, the trailer developed a mechanical defect and could not negotiate a sharp corner.
Efforts by police to contain the crowd were fruitless forcing them to fire in the air and in the process one man was shot in the hand.
He said that investigations had started but blamed the crowd for looting and failing to obey police orders to move away.
“Police were overwhelmed by the crowd which was eager to get free beer but we are investigating the matter,” he said.