MATATU DRIVER ACCUSED OF KILLING POLICE

Edward Njenga Njoroge at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO /CHRIS OJOW

MATATU DRIVER ACCUSED OF KILLING POLICE

By Chris Ojow

36 year old father of two has been charged at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County with four counts of causing the death of a traffic police officer by dangerous driving, failing to stop at accident scene failing to comply with new regulations of licensing and driving anroad worthy vehicle.

The Naivasha County based matatu driver with Delamare Sacco line Edward Njenga Njoroge was arrested by Director of Criminal investigations Officers (DCI) on patrol while driving a Subaru after a civilian driving a Toyota Premier tried to chase the run away matatu driver after he run over a traffic police officer on duty.

Edward Njenga drove his matatu from Naivasha to Nairobi Industrial area Nairobi and loaded it with cargo instead of commuters, he then decided to use the Langata bypass back to Naivasha where he was stopped at a road block and the deceased Corporal Peter Legeto Rerimoi decided to inspect the matatu that was loaded with goods.

The driver suddenly sped off running over the police and killing the traffic officer instantly prompting a chase where he was arrested.

And arraigned before Nairobi’s Senior Magistrate Nancy Nanzushi where he pleaded not guilty to four counts and was released on a bond of 0.6 Million surety of the same or a cash bail of 0.3 million Kenya shillings pending trial.

The offence was committed on 28th January 2020 at 4 pm East Africa Time along Southern bypass, the State Prosecution has line up four witnesses to testify against the accused.

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