NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The driver of the Ongata Rongai matatu that killed four people along Lang’ata Road last week was due to appear in court Monday morning.
Nairobi Traffic commandant Leonard Katana told Capital FM News that the driver who had been in hiding since the accident was arrested Sunday night.
“I want to tell you that we have at last arrested the driver of the Ongata Rongai matatu that killed four people along Lang’ata Road and he will be appearing at the Kibera Law Courts this morning,” he stated.
Katana indicated that he would face charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
His employers had been given seven days to produce him after he went into hiding.
The Traffic Police Boss further thanked the public for the role they played in the arrest.
“Members of the public played a huge role in his arrest and I want to thank everyone for their assistance in this regard,” he stated.
Images that circulated on social media had showed passengers in blood-soaked clothes being rescued from the matatu before police arrived.
Lang’ata Road has several black spots, where fatal accidents occur nearly every week, according to police records.
At least three buses from the Rongai route have overturned on the notorious road since June last year, raising concerns on their safety record.
In August, a pupil from Victorian Academy, Meru died and several others were injured after a bus ferrying them to the music festival overturned on Lang’ata Road.