Driver who crushed DIG Edward Mbugua’s daughter took off at bullet speed after accident

Patrick Macharia Magu
Patrick Macharia Magu. [Photo: Star]

The driver of a 25-seater minibus that killed Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua’s daughter Nelly Waithera took to his heels when he realized what happened.

Patrick Macharia Magu was the man behind the wheel of the KMO Sacco bus. Waithera was sandwiched to another stationary PSV matatu as Magu reversed.

Witnesses say that when he was alerted, he quickly got out of the vehicle and saw what happened.

It is then that he took off at bullet speed and was intercepted along the University in Nairobi and taken to Central Police Station.

The two vehicles were also towed to the station.

He was released on Ksh300,000 cash bail by Milimani Senior Resident Magistrate Martha Nanzushi.

He is battling charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

Waithera sustained serious head injuries following the accident.

She was quickly rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital in an ambulance for treatment but died hours later while receiving treatment.

Her body was moved to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital pending an autopsy.

She is not the first pedestrian to have died as a result of being pressed against two PSVs in the CBD.

In 2018, a middle-aged woman was also crushed to death after being sandwiched between two buses along Luthuli Avenue.

The woman is reported to have been crossing the road when a Kenya Mpya bus hit her. She was caught between it and the vehicle that was ahead.

The driver of the bus sped off, ignoring calls from the public to stop.
This incident triggered an uproar by Kenyans who condemned the act and called on police to do their work.