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Drunk Kenyan driver arrested after killing US couple in accident

A 26 year-old Kenyan man living in Dallas, United States, was on Sunday arrested and charged with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

Police said Tuesday Moses Mwangi was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into and killed a young couple near the Dallas North Tollway.

Mr Mwangi was driving drunk when he blew through a red light and killed Promise Hamilton and Luis Solano, police said.

Mr Mwangi was expected to get out of the hospital and be taken to jail on Tuesday evening.

The 26 year-old was going eastbound on Frankford Road early Sunday when he hit a car carrying Hamilton, 23, and Solano, 26.

They had just exited the Tollway and were about to pick up her relatives on the way to the airport so she could fly to France for a job as an au pair.

A witness to the crash said Mr Mwangi asked to use his cell phone right after the accident. He was then taken to Medical City Plano where he was initially in critical condition.

Mr Mwangi’s bond is set at Ksh50 million ($500,000) and Sh25 million ($250,000) for each of the two counts of intoxication and manslaughter.