Matatu Driver Accused Of Killing Deputy IG’s Daughter Released On Sh300,000 Bail

Patrick Macharia Magu, a KMO Sacco driver, who was arrested on Thursday [Photo/Courtesy]

Patrick Macharia Magu, the matatu driver accused of knocking down and killing Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua’s daughter has been released on Sh300,000 cash bail.

Macharia, the KMO Sacco driver while appearing before Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Martha Nanzushi denied the charges of causing death via dangerous driving.

Macharia was arrested on June 17, 2021, following a fatal morning accident involving Deputy IG’s daughter.

Read: Matatu Driver Accused of Killing Deputy IG’s Daughter Arraigned, Locked Up

The accident happened at Nairobi CBD where Nelly Waithera, 25, was sandwiched along Murang’a Lane by two matatus. She sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital, where she died.

The deceased was crossing the road from Tom Mboya street when the 8 am incident took place.

“This occurred today on 17/6/2021 at about 0800hrs along Tom Mboya street – Muranga lane junction involving vehicle reg .no KBR 065 B, Isuzu minus c/o KMO Sacco driven by Patrick Macharia Magu, and m/vehicle KBL 744A Isuzu bus c/o City shuttle driven by Christopher Maina Kirecho and a pedestrian namely Nelly Waithera aged 25 years,” the police report read.

Read Also: Deputy IG Mbugua’s Daughter in Fatal Accident in Nairobi’s CBD

After the accident, Macharia is said to have fled the scene prompting police officers to trace his whereabouts.

He was traced and arrested along University Way and detained at Central police station.

Appearing in court, the magistrate directed that Macharia be held for four more days to allow investigations into the matter to be completed.

“That this court be pleased to issue a custodial order that the respondent be detained for four days at the central police station as a postmortem has been booked and scheduled for today (Friday).”

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