City passenger thrown out of moving matatu, crushed to death – PHOTOS
A 21-year-old passenger was thrown out of a moving minibus matatu and crushed to death along Mbagathi Way.
Dennis Masila was commuting to Highrise when the incident happened on Friday at around 8am.
His elder brother Justus Wambua narrated how he found his brother’s body lying near the Mbagathi Way flyover after being called to the scene by his other brother Benson Kioko.
“Eye witnesses said my brother was thrown out of the matatu by the conductor and on falling the minibus went on to crush him to death. By the time I arrived, the minibus had fled but some youths who had pursued it reported to the police near the Railways roundabout,” Wambua narrated.
The driver and conductor of the minibus are said to have fled from the angry mob.
Police towed the matatu to Kilimani police station.
“Our brother (Kioko) went to Kilimani and reported the incident on Friday under OB 07/16/02/2018 and he even noticed the matatu KCC 420M had been detained.
“Unfortunately when I went to the station on Monday to follow up on the case, the matatu was nowhere to be seen. Police told me they had taken all its details including license (of the driver),” Wambua said.
The five siblings lost their mother late last year and have been living with their elder brother.
“My brother (the deceased) was just a hustler after he cleared high school in 2015, we started hustling together while living in the same house in Soweto near Highrise,” Wambua narrated.
The family is now demanding answers on why the matatu was released from Kilimani police station without any arrests.
Kilimani OCPD Joseph Muthee told Nairobi News that he was out of station on Friday, but urged the family to go to his office for any inquiries.
When asked to provide an update on the progress of the investigations he said the officer who was in charge that Friday is handling the matter.