- The court heard that Waithera was knocked then sandwiched to another vehicle, causing her death along Tom Mboya street in Nairobi on June 17 last year.
- Magu was allegedly driving Isuzu minibus registered as KBR 065B at a speed and manner dangerous to the public.
A Nairobi traffic court was Monday shown a video clip detailing how a matatu driver fatally knocked the daughter of Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua last year.
Investigating officer Peter Ndirangu told trial magistrate Esther Kimilu that the clip confirmed the accused dangerously drove the vehicle causing the death of Meline Waithera Mbugua.
Ndirangu was testifying against Patrick Macharia Magu, the driver accused of causing the death. Magu has denied the charge.
The court heard Waithera was knocked then sandwiched to another vehicle, causing her death along Tom Mboya street in Nairobi on June 17 last year.
Magu was allegedly driving Isuzu minibus registered as KBR 065B at a speed and manner dangerous to the public.
“The bus driver is seen reversing the public service vehicle without due care,” Ndirangu said.
The CCTV footage clearly placed Magu at the scene of the accident.
Magu was also accused of driving a vehicle whose parts and equipment were not properly maintained thus posing a danger to the road users.
The court heard that when Ndirangu took over the case, vehicles involved in the accident were detained at the Central police station.
He was informed by his colleague that the deceased died on the way to hospital and the body had been taken to the Kenyatta University morgue.
“I personally proceeded to the scene and I was able to establish where the accident had actually occurred," the officer said.
"After revisiting the scene I proceeded to the police station where I met with the family of the deceased and issued them with a postmortem form.”
The vehicles were inspected by personnel from National Transport and Safety Authority and motor vehicle from KMO Sacco was found to be unroadworthy.
Ndirangu was able to retrieve the CCTV footage of the scene accident.
Magu was released on a bond of Sh600, 000 or cash bail of Sh300,000.
(edited by Amol Awuor)