The driver of the Embassava bus that was torched after its tout allegedly pushed a 17-year-old boy to his death has come out to narrate what happened.
Speaking on Thursday, May 18, 2023, the bus driver only identified as Geofrrey refuted the claims that the minor was pushed out of the bus by the tout.
The driver noted that the young man fell as he attempted to go after a phone he had forgotten.
"I carried people from Pipeline when it was full and we were heading to town. When we got near Kware, the conductor signalled me to stop to allow passengers to alight," he said.
“In the process of switching lanes to alight people, I felt like I had stepped on something like a stone. When I checked the side mirror, I saw it was a person," he added.
Chairman of Embassave Sacco, Benson, corroborated his sentiments noting that the deceased's brother said that he had forgotten his phone and was trying to get off the bus to go after it.
"We have followed through on the matter and as a Sacco, we are very sorry for what happened to the family. I talked with the brother and he told me that his brother had forgotten his phone and in the process of contemplating whether to go for the phone he was struggling with the conductor but the door was closed," he said.
Initial reports indicated that the young man was pushed to his death after a scuffle with the Embassava bus tout over a Ksh20 balance.
According to the reports, the incident that occurred along Outering Road on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, saw the young man die on the spot after he was run over by the same vehicle.
Images shared across media platforms showed irate Kenyans torching the bus.