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Police swear to go after IG Mutyambai’s son after causing death of pedestrian

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/COURTESY

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai’s son David Mwendwa has gotten in trouble with the law after he allegedly caused the death of a pedestrian through dangerous driving.

Mwendwa is likely to be charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident that involved a vehicle he was driving and two motorcycles.

He reportedly ran over a pedestrian before colliding with two Boda Boda riders, fatally injuring them along Nairobi Southern Bypass on Thursday evening. At the time of the incident, Mendwa was reportedly intoxicated.

Though the pedestrian did not die, the accident left him in a critical condition.

After knocking down the three individuals, Mwendwa reportedly fled the scene alongside two female passengers who were on board the vehicle he was driving.

Upon inquiry, reports indicate that the wreckage of the car nor a police report has been filled following the incident. There are now claims that the police are trying to cover up the incident.

Nairobi County Traffic Commandant Joshua Omukata has, however, dismissed claims that his officers are trying to cover up the accident exonerate the son of the Police IG. Omukata noted that they will investigate the case without considering those related to the suspect.

“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 as reported by Citizen Digital.

Omukata said they will do a medical examination on Mwendwa who presented himself at Lang’ata Police Station on Friday to determine whether he was drunk at the time of the incident.

“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,” he said. 

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