DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED A JOURNALIST CHARGED

The accused Lawrence Kiarie at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya on Monday 6th April 2020. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW

DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED A JOURNALIST CHARGED

By Chris Ojow

Appearing before Nairobi’s Senior Magistrate M.

Nanzushi at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County

Kenya on Monday 6th April 2020, 10. 43 am

East Africa Time.

Matatu Driver operating at Old Nation Round

about Lawrence Matemo Kiarie in his 40s

pleaded not guilty to causing the death of

female Nation Media Group Journalist by

dangerous driving.

Christine Angila Omulando a staff at Nation

Media Group on 16th March 2020 at around

1pm decided to take a great lunch along Tom

Mboya Street Nairobi near Old Nation Round

about.

And while standing along the pavement waiting

to cross the road, Lawrence the accused driving

Toyota Matatu registration KAQ 807F knocked

down the deceased , killing her on the spot.

In separate counts the accused was also

charged with careless driving where he pleaded

not guilty of knocking down three other female

pedestrians, constance Biko, Sarah Karimi and

Lucy Wanjiru Kimani.

The accused driving on a public road without

care and reasonable consideration for other

road users knocked down four female

pedestrians standing on the pavement killing

one, the journalist and occasioning injuries to

other three.

Senior Magistrate Martha Nanzushi released

the accused on a bond of 0.4 million Kenya

shillings surety of the same or a cash bail of 0.1

million Kenya shillings plus one contact person

pending the trial.

Lawrence was remanded at Central Police

Station Nairobi County Kenya since the prison

are not admitting remandees due to

Coronavirus pandemic.

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