More charges for suspect in fatal hit-and-run of Kenyatta University student


The late Maureen Wambui Gachagua. Photo:COURTESY
The late Maureen Wambui Gachagua. Photo:COURTESY

In Summary

  • This is after the prosecution on Tuesday told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had recalled the case file.
  • The family of the deceased had cried out for justice after learning that information of concealing evidence never appeared in the charges the officer, Dismas Gitenge Mutongwa faced.
  • Eyewitness alleged that the car, which was being driven by Mr. Gitenge, ran over the late Maureen Wambui Gachagua before it was later spotted dumping the body by the road side in South C area.

A prison officer linked to the fatal road accident that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Kenyatta University student on Mombasa Road, Nairobi is likely to face additional charges.

This is after the prosecution on Tuesday told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had recalled the case file.

The family of the deceased had cried out for justice after learning that information of concealing evidence never appeared in the charges the officer, Dismas Gitenge Mutongwa faced.

Eyewitness alleged that the car, which was being driven by Mr. Gitenge, ran over the late Maureen Wambui Gachagua before it was later spotted dumping the body by the road side in South C area.

Before the file was reportedly recalled, the officer was charged with three counts; causing death by dangerous driving, driving while under influence of alcohol and failing to stop after an accident.

The accused denied the charges at Milimani Law Courts Nairobi before Senior Resident Magistrate Elector Riany.

The case will be mentioned on August 2, 2018.

The deceased was leaving a party near Next-Gen Mall with her boyfriend when she was hit.

“As they were crossing the road, my sister Maurine was hit by a vehicle and it sped off.

“When I went to the scene and as I was looking around I saw her leg,” the deceased’s brother, Nahashon Wahome, said.

The suspect reportedly drove three kilometres with the body of the KU student stuck on the car before dumping it in South C Estate.

The number plate of the car was later found at the scene of the crime, with police using it to identify the owner of the car and to the arrest the person who was behind the wheel.

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