Sacco officials kill bus conductor for overcharging passengers – VIDEO
A matatu conductor was allegedly beaten to death by colleagues for overcharging commuters plying the Nairobi-Mwiki route.
Julius Kamau’s widow, Winfred Kimanzi is seeking justice after her husband was beaten by colleagues along the Kasarani-Mwiki road.
The incident happened on April 23 as the Mwiki road was being repaired and the works had resulted in hours of delay.
The contractor of the road had excavated a section at the Maternity area to build a new road during routine maintenance of the entire Mwiki road.
Matatu operators had decried delays as the contractor abandoned site after heavy rains forcing matatus to cut their trips halfway to save on time.
Kamau told his wife that MSL sacco officials came into the bus and asked the amount of fare commuters had paid.
He explained how he had charged Sh100 as opposed to Sh80 so as to get all his commuters to their destination despite the heavy traffic due to road works.
“Kitu saa nane ndio Kamau aliingia akakaa kwa kitanda akaniuliza ‘unaona vile niko?’ Nikamwambia mi sioni, akaakisha taa akaniambia ‘unaona wameniumiza?’ Alikuwa amevumba kwa uso na kichwa…nilipouliza akaniambia, ‘Hakuna haja ya kubeba watu na 80bob niwaache stima wabaki na stress ya kushikanisha magari mpaka mwiki afadhali niwabebe na mia niwafikishe,’” Winfred told Citizen TV.
Kamau was treated at Kiambu level five hospital before his health deteriorated and he died.
His family will be conducting a post-mortem on Monday to determine the cause of death as they seek to pursue justice.
MSL Sacco officials have, however, denied instructing their officials to use force when dealing with conductors who overcharge passengers.