Matatu driver who was involved in accident that killed Deputy IG’s daughter released on bail

A matatu driver, who was involved in an accident that killed Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua’s daughter has been released on a Ksh300, 000 cash bail.

The driver, Patrick Macharia Magu, appeared before Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Martha Nanzushi and denied a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Machari is alleged that on June 17, this year at around 8 am while driving a minibus operated by KMO Sacco at the junction of Tom Mboya Street and Muragua lane killed Meline Waithera, 25, daughter of DIG Edward Mbugua.

The police allege that Machari reversed the motor vehicle dangerously without due care to other road users and sandwiched a pedestrian namely Waithera between another motor vehicle.

It is said that Waithera sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital, where she succumbed.

Waithera’s body was taken to the Kenyatta University Funeral Home for preservation and postmortem.

Machari upon realising his mistake, abandoned the minibus at the scene and fled to evade arrest.

He was later traced and arrested along University Way and detained at Central police station and on Friday morning arraigned in court where police were granted more time to complete investigations into the matter.

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