Killer driver arraigned in a Kikuyu court

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A driver who killed a police officer during the culmination of celebrations upon announcement of the presidential results on Friday August 11 was on Monday arraigned in a Kikuyu court.

The accused, George Waweru Mureithi, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Daniel Musyoka, denied the charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Prosecutor told the court that the accused knocked the security officer before ramming into a police car at Thong’oto-Gikamburu road at Forex exchange area killing the police officer Japheth Kimengich.

“Kimengich sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Presbyterian Church of Eastern Africa (PCEA), Kikuyu hospital but he died on arrival at the hospital,” the prosecution told the court.

The police officer was in the company of colleagues on security patrol in the area.

“The deceased was standing next to their police vehicle parked off the road at 10.30pm on August 11th when the accident occurred,” the prosecution told the court.

The magistrate granted the accused a bond of Sh300, 000 with a surety of similar amount, or alternatively be released on a cash bail of Sh150, 000.

The case will be mentioned on 23rd this month, when the hearing date for the case would subsequently be fixed.

In the same court, Peter Kinyua Wachira was similarly charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The Prosecution told the court that Kinyua killed a bodaboda rider Samuel Njoroge Ngucu instantly after he knocked him while driving his saloon car at 1.30 pm on August 12.

“The accused failed to keep to the yellow line, hence knocking the on-coming bodaboda rider at Gikambura area along Thong’oto-Gikambura road,” the prosecution added.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty and was released after raising a cash bail of Sh 150, 000.

The case will be mentioned on August 24 when hearing date for the case would be fixed.

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