Motorist who ran over and killed traffic cop released on Ksh.300K bail


A motorist who ran over and killed a traffic officer last week on the Eastern bypass has been released on a Ksh.300,000 cash bail.

Appearing before a Nairobi court Edward Njoroge pleaded not guilty to charges of causing death through dangerous driving.

Njoroge had been arraigned at Milimani Law Courts before Magistrate Martha Nanzushi under a miscellaneous application and detained for seven days pending completion of investigations.

He was arrested after he run over a police and killed him along the Eastern bypass.

According to Lang’ata OCPD Gregory Mutiso, the officer signaled the 14-seater matatu driver to stop and asked him to hand over his license while holding onto the door handle.

The traffic cop succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Nairobi West Hospital.

A post-mortem conducted at the Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home confirmed that he died from multiple injuries caused by blunt-force trauma.