KILLER ONGATA RONGAI MATATU DRIVER CHARGED WITH CAUSING DEATH OF FIVE PEOPLE.

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Driver of the Ongata Rongai matatu Francis Mukuria that killed five people before Principal Magistrate Barbara Ojoo in a Kibera court on Monday October 3, 2016.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The driver of the Ongata Rongai matatu that killed five people on Lang’ata Road last week has been charged in court.

Francis Mukuria appeared before Principal Magistrate Barbara Ojoo in a Kibera court on Monday and denied more than 10 offenses leveled against him. Francis Mukuria was arrested on Sunday.

Francis Mukuria appeared before Principal Magistrate Barbara Ojoo in a Kibera court on Monday and denied more than 10 offenses leveled against him.

They include driving without a licence, with an alternative charge of failing to carry a driving licence, and failing to report an incident, which occurred near the Lang’ata Police Station.

Another count states that the vehicle Mukuria was driving was unroadworthy.

On September 25, the Ongata Line Sacco vehicle veered off Lang’ata Road and overturned, killing four people and injuring six others.

Nairobi Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana said the driver was speeding. Prosecutors said Mr Mukuria was arrested Sunday evening and police are yet to compile his criminal record.

They also opposed bail for the driver, arguing that he is a flight risk and did not turn himself in until eight days after the accident.

Lydia Karimi who is among people who died during the accident was buried at Ankamia Village in Tigania East Meru county.

 


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