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Pressure Mounts To Charge IG Mutyambai’s Son Who Killed Two In Drunk Driving Accident

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Pressure is being mounted for the arrest of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai’s son David Mwendwa who killed two Boda Boda riders in an accident while under alcohol influence according to reports.

Mwendwa is said to have run over a pedestrian before colliding with two motorcycle riders, fatally injuring them along Nairobi’s Southern Bypass.

Though lucky to be alive, the pedestrian remains in critical condition; Mwendwa is alleged to have been intoxicated when the accident occurred.

Mwendwa supposedly fled from the scene alongside two female passengers on board the Toyota Hilux truck he was driving.

Neither the wreckage of the car nor a police report on the accident was available at Lang’ata Police Station, in whose jurisdiction the accident happened. This sparked talks of a cover-up.

Nairobi County Traffic Commandant Joshua Omukata has however refuted claims that the police were covering up the accident to exonerate Mwendwa, saying investigations will be conducted without putting into consideration the suspect’s relatives.

“Even if he is the son of the IG, the thing ahead of us is an accident. We are not investigating the son of the IG we are investigating the accident. It is not about other personalities,” he said.

Mwendwa presented himself at Lang’ata Police Station on Friday evening, a day after the accident took place.

David Mwendwa and Inspector General of Police (IG) Hillary Mutyambai.

Omukata says a medical examination will be conducted to establish whether he was drunk at the time of the accident.

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“At this point, investigations about the accident are at an advanced stage and in due course, our file will complete once we obtain crucial evidence regarding the accident before we submit the file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice,” NPS said in an earlier statement.

There are accusations against the IG that he’s using his power privileges to coverup for his son and delay justice. Dennis Itumbi in a post, alleged that the IG had bribed the bereaved families with Sh200K each and a widow promised a job with the Police in order to go slow on the case.

It is also alleged that the pickup involved in the accident is a police car which implicates the case as to how a police car ended up in the hands of a civilian a matter that equally puts the IG in trouble for misuse of public property.

The family of one of the deceased, a 28-year-old motorcycle rider, was thrown into disbelief after identifying the body of their kin at the City Mortuary three days after he went missing.

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A postmortem of one of the rider’s body revealed that he succumbed after sustaining head and leg fractures.

Their misery was compounded by the frustrations they faced under the police handling the matter, who they accused of nonchalance and unwillingness to divulge crucial details about the accident.

“We have been taken round in circles. You can see the officer wants to help but when they think of repercussions that are likely to accompany them, they retreat,” said one of the family members.

Speaking in Garissa County, DPP Haji said he will do all he can in his powers to ensure the families get timely justice over the death of their loved ones.

“I will also check my desk. If the file on the case is ready, we will proceed and prosecute. As we said, justice will be served to every Kenyan” Haji said in Garissa.

This statement has raised concerns as to why the file had not reached the DPP’s table yet the accident took place eight days ago on December 2.

After presenting himself to the police in Lang’ata following public pressure, the son was released on Sh20K cash bail and the delay for him to be presented in court has raised eyebrows. In a country where the monied get away with a lot, there’s acceptable reason to worry if justice will be done or Mutyambai’s son will get away with it.

Similarly, a senior police officer Kingori Mwangi was trying to avoid traffic by driving on the wrong side of the road. He hit two pedestrians who were crossing the road. The two pedestrians suffered multiple injuries. The case silently faded away.

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Question that many wait to get an answer to is if the IG’s son will be held accountable, charged for the deaths or the case will die naturally like many others?


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