Boda boda rider accused of causing death of MP Kulow Hassan charged

Philip Mweteli before Milimani Traffic Court where he denied causing the death of Banisa MP Kulow Maalim Hassan by riding dangerously. PHOTO/Sam Alfan

A bodaboda rider who hit Banisa Member of Parliament Kulow Maalim Hassan and took off has been charged with causing death by riding in a dangerous manner.

Philip Mweteli is accused that on 25th March 2023 at about 2222 hrs along Daidai Road in South B within Nairobi County, being a rider of motorcycle, caused the death of Kulow Hassan by riding in a dangerous manner on a public road.

The MP died while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan University Hospital.

Mweteli is also accused of failing to stop after having been involved in a road accident and failing to report the incident to any police station or any police officer. 

In addition, the accused is facing charges of riding a motorbike on a public road without a licence.

He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu and was granted a cash bail of Sh 300,000.

The case will be mentioned on 18th April 2023 for further directions.