Driver of Toyota Prado that killed 5 along Eastern Bypass detained


The driver of a Toyota Prado that caused the death of five people along the Eastern Bypass on 30th October 2022 will be detained for seven days to allow police to complete investigations

This is after a Kiambu court granted the police orders to detain Cosmas Mutembei Kauma who is suspected to have been drunk at the time of the accident.

Kauma is accused of causing death by dangerous driving in the Sunday 0645 hours accident.

According to the police, the said accident involved the Prado, a tuk tuk and a matatu. Five passengers aboard the said tuk tuk succumbed to injuries and two passengers aboard the matatu were seriously injured and currently admitted at Kenyatta University referral hospital. 

Chief inspector Samir Adhuman Yunus added that blood samples of the driver were taken for onward transmission to the government chemist for toxicology report and analysis which will not be ready in less than 14 days.

The court further heard that two of the deceased persons are yet to be identified.

“Two of the deceased persons are yet to be identified and we need more time to establish the same with the registrar of persons,” officer Yunus said.

Court also heard that the officers are yet to establish the registered owner of the said Prado and whether the three vehicles involved in the accident were insured as of the time of the accident.