A family in Shanzu area of Mombasa is mourning the death of their middle-aged son, who was, last Saturday, run over by a vehicle allegedly belonging to the Judiciary.
The young man who was rushed to Coast Provincial General Hospital after the accident died on Thursday, August 8 after spending six days in the ICU.
Mohammed Rashid was hit by the car as he was heading home from Jomo Kenyatta public beach.
The family claims there are attempts by officers at the Bamburi Police Station to hide the identity of the driver, who is also a police officer attached to the government agency in which the vehicle is registered under.
The driver of the vehicle allegedly told the family that the car with registration plate number GKB 048A belonged to the Kilifi County Government.
“We went to Bamburi Police Station to record statement but we were turned away. They told us that the driver of the vehicle had already reported the matter,” said the deceased’s brother, Rajab Mohammed Salim.
However, K24 Digital has established that the vehicle belongs to the Judiciary and it is stationed in Nairobi.
A police source said the driver reported the accident at the Bamburi Police Station on August 3.
Salim said at the time of death, the victim’s medical bill had accumulated to Ksh88, 000.
“We took our brother to the hospital and we have been in communication with the man. Two days later our brother passed on. The man promised to clear the hospital bill which stood at Ksh88,000 but surprisingly he only paid Ksh24, 000 and left us to the balance. It is very unfair,” said Salim.
Shanzu MCA Maimuna Salim said she has helped clear the bill so that the body of the deceased can be released by the hospital for burial.
She claimed that the middle-aged man was walking by the roadside when the vehicle veered of the highway and hit him.
“The young man was not on the road, he was hit off the road, there are videos to show how the accident happened. I am going to work hand in hand with the family members to ensure justice prevails,” said Maimuna.