Nairobi News


Tanzanian Minister’s son stripped of his driver’s license for traffic offence

The son of a Tanzanian Minister has been fined 250,000 Tanzanian Shillings (approximately 12,850 Kenyan Shillings) after he was found guilty of violating traffic rules.

James Simbachawene, who is the son of Tanzania Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliament and Coordination), George Simbachawene, has also had his driver’s license suspended for six months over the offence.

This came after the 24-year-old businessman was captured in a viral video bragging about how influential his father is after he rammed on others cars.

In court he pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance.

His father had asked the authorities to take full legal action against him, adding that he was “a grown man now”.

The court subsequently fined him 100,000 Tanzanian Shillings for dangerous driving, 100,000 Tanzanian Shillings for drunk driving and 50,000 Tanzanian Shillings for the offense of driving without insurance.