Royal Media Services cameraman testifies in Thika road accident case which left a UON student

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file photo:Job Nyongesa Wangila before court during the hearing of his case. Photo/Susan Kamau

A cameraman of Royal Media Services has testified in a case in which a 21 year old University of Nairobi student died.

Mathenge Nderitu confirmed to the court that one of the cars which was involved in the accident was the one he shot making a wrong U-turn along the Thika superhighway after noticing an alcoblow check point ahead.

He also told the court that it was the same car which had made a wrong turn was the one that caused an accident a few minutes later.

While giving his testimony before told the Magistrate Electa Riany, the cameraman told the court he and a reporter had been assigned to do a follow-up on alco-blow that fateful Saturday night.

Last week, the reporter who accompanied Mathenge testified in court.

Job Nyongesa Wangila, the driver who made the turn in the wrong direction was charged with causing the accident which occurred in January 2016 and claimed the life Brian Kiambati who was a 1st year engineering student at the university.

Brian’s friend Leon Kioko, who survived the accident on January 30, 2016, accident, told the court that he was joining the Thika Superhighway from Roysambu when he noticed bright lights on the wrong side of the road.

Wangila was escaping an alcohol blow test when he collided head-on with them, killing Brian and leaving Leon unconscious, with a broken hand and with injuries on the head and leg.

His father Wilson Kiambati, testified how he received news of the accident and had to meet his son in the mortuary unlike in their prior agreement that they were to meet that morning in the office to complete a pending job.

Brian was also a co-manager in his father’s advertising company.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was released on a cash bail of sh100, 000 cash bail.