Two Githurai matatu touts who allegedly caused the death of a college student along Thika Road have been charged with murder.
Amos Muigai Mwangi and Alex Musembi Musyoka are accused of killing Doreen Kinya Mwiti by pushing her from a moving vehicle on the 13th June 2018 at Queen of Apostle Church (opposite Safari Park Hotel) along the Thika Nairobi Highway.
However, the two did not plead to the murder charge after the court heard that Musyoka did not have a lawyer to represent him.
High court judge James Wakiaga directed that the accused person be given a lawyer to represent him during the trial.
The matter will be mentioned on 19th July when the two are expected to plead to the charges.
The 21 year old fresh student at Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), was pushed from a moving bus belonging to Zam Zam sacco registration number KCC 021A (Githurai 45).
A Good Samaritan by the name Peter Pekat who tried to save her life by rushing her to Uhai Neema hospital just a few meters from the fatal incident occurred, said the student died on arrival at the hospital.
According to the post-mortem results, the student had broke her skull and arm. Further, she had bruises on her arm and face and a as a result of the impact with the tarmac road.
It is alleged that dispute arose after the deceased protested for being driven past the stage where she was supposed to alight.
Kinya was living with her cousin Catherine Kanyua at Lucky Summer in Ruaraka and had joined NIBS the previous day to start her course in software development.
Dickson Mbugua of the Matatu Welfare Association told the press after the incident that they would not condone such behaviour as it contravenes the road safety code.
“It is wrong and brutal for crew members to mistreat their clients. The suspects must be brought to book so that justice is served to student’s family.” Said Mbugua.