The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: PSV Driver Denies Dangerous Driving

A matatu driver was yesterday charged in a Nairobi Court with causing death by dangerous driving.

The court heard that on the night of August 23 on Thika road at Safari Park in Kasarani, Nairobi county, Titus Njoroge was overspeeding his vehicle which hit and killed Paul Ng'ang'a, a cyclist.

The prosecutor told the court that Njoroge was driving the vehicle in a way that was not safe to pedestrians or passengers. Njoroge was also charged with driving a PSV whose some of its parts do not comply with the law.

He denied the charges before chief magistrate MAOpondo and was released on Sh100,000 bail. The case will be heard on January 22, next year.

Njoroge requested the court to supply him with copies of witness statements and exhibits.

According to the prosecution he considered the offence as a serious one since there was an alarming rise of road accidents in the country. Some matatu drivers drive on roads while drunk at night, causing accidents.

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