A video of the incident has gone viral showing the driver trying to drive across a bridge that was flooded by a swollen river.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver was transporting miraa and had apparently been warned not to attempt the risky daredevil dash across the bridge.
He however had to learn the hard way, as the light vehicle was overwhelmed and swept into the river. Luckily for him, good samaritans rushed to rescue him and the passenger.
Watch below. Video courtesy of David Maswili