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Matatu Driver Edward Njenga Who Killed A Traffic Cop on The Southern By-pass Sentenced


Edward Njenga Njoroge caused the death of Corporal Peter Lengeto Rerimoi on January 28, 2020 at around 4 pm on the Southern by-pass.

Corporal Rerimoi was manning a roadblock together with other traffic police officers when he signaled Njoroge to stop.

When the officer asked to see his driver’s license, the 14-seater matatu driver sped off and ran over the officer, killing him on the spot.

This happened in full glare of other police officers and civilians who gave the rogue driver a high speed chase until they caught him,” Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi noted.

Njoroge was charged with careless driving, failing to stop after the accident and driving vehicle that was not roadworthy.

The driver had pleaded not guilty but the magistrate said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the Njoroge caused the accident through dangerous driving.

For causing death through careless driving, Njoroge was sentenced to one year in jail. For the other offences, he was ordered to serve six months.