IG Mutyambai’s son freed on Ksh20,000 cash bail after being involved in accident that killed two

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 6 Dec, 2021 07:15 | 2 mins read
IG's son David Mwendwa . PHOTO/COURTESY

David Mwendwa, who is the son for Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai was on Saturday, December 5 released on a Ksh20,000 cash bail.

He is expected to be charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident that took place on the evening of Thursday, December 2.

Police officers said that Mwendwa was driving the pick-up which knocked down a motorbike killing two people on the spot and injuring another.

Mwendwa will be charged with causing serious injuries to a pedestrian following the grisly road accident.

A senior cop at Lang’ata Police Station told K24 Digital that the file was ready and it was to be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for recommendations.

The accident involved the car, a pedestrian and a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger.

“Already, a total of five witnesses have recorded statement with the police over the accident and the file will be sent to the DPP’s office,” the officer who spoke in confidence as he is not authorised to address the media said.

According to Mwendwa, he was driving at a high speed along the busy Lang’ata Road when a motorcyclist made a u-turn unexpectedly ahead of him.

He then tried to control the vehicle not to hit the motorcyclist and ended up knocking down a pedestrian that was also crossing the road.

K24 Digital has established that the pedestrian was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is fighting for his life.

The motor vehicle landed in a ditch along the busy Southern by-pass and Mwendwa with two passengers who were in the vehicle got minor injuries.

Nairobi Traffic Police boss Joshua Omukhata on Saturday, December 4, told the media that Mwendwa will be arraigned in court.

He also dismissed claims that officers were trying to cover up the case after they were accused of not being honest by the family of Stephen Musyoka who was riding the motorbike.

Omukata said that the officers investigating the matter were not in any way considering his relationship with Mutyambai but they were out to know what exactly happened.

“We are investigating the accident and already we have captured the driver. It’s all about the person who has committed the mistake,” he said.

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