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Deputy Governor’s missing driver found ‘drunk’ in bar

Police have traced and arrested Kitui deputy Governor Dr Wathe Nzau’s missing driver.

Kitui County Police Commander Antony Kamitu confirmed the driver was found drunk in a bar at Kiembeni area and is now in custody at Bamburi police station.

He will be escorted back to Kitui to face charges of misusing a government vehicle.

Earlier, the official vehicle of Mr Nzau, which was declared missing on Thursday, had been recovered in Mombasa.

Mr Nzau’s driver Anthony Kang’oti went missing with the car on Thursday evening in Mwingi.

On Monday, Mombasa police commander Johnston Ipara said the vehicle was found abandoned in the county.

“It is the vehicle which was found. We are yet to get the driver. We are working to know who was the driver. I am yet to get more details on it,” Mr Ipara told Nairobi News on phone.

Mr Kang’oti is said to have vanished with the car soon after taking Dr Nzau to the requiem mass of the 10 pupils who perished in a road accident in Mwingi.

Detectives have been tracking the car— a Land Cruiser Prado TX, Dark Grey in colour, registration number KBW 893V with a green number plate— since the case was reported.