Man who let 7-year-old son drive his car fined Ksh.20K


Man who let 7-year-old son drive his car fined Ksh.20K
Ayub Kinyanjui Muigai arraigned in court for allowing his 7-year-old son drive a car. PHOTO| COURTESY

A man has been sentenced to three months in jail or pay a fine of Ksh.20,000 for allowing his seven-year-old son to drive a vehicle.

Ayub Kinyanjui Muigai was charged with permitting a person who is not a holder of a valid driving license to drive a motor vehicle.

He pleaded guilty.

Muigai was arrested on Monday by officers from Kirwara Police Station in Murang’a County alongside sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after the clip capturing his son driving the Toyota Prado went viral.

The boy, in the video, is approached and greeted by a man who asks him if he is really the driver of the car, as he is be seen in the driver’s seat, to which he responds with “Yes.”

The man then proceeds to tell him to prove it and the boy drives the vehicle a few metres ahead at Delview Park area in Thika.

The video sparked mixed reactions on social media with a section of online users calling for action against the father for endangering the son’s life and that of other road users.

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