Police narrowed down and arrested rogue matatu crew who allegedly killed a passenger after pushing him out of their speeding vehicle on Monday, September 30.
The Western Shuttle crew who ply the Kakamega-Kisumu route are in custody for the murder of a passenger whose identity was not revealed.
More details revealed that the heinous act was committed a few metres from the police station. The passenger died on the spot.
Citizen TV reported that Simon Oteng and Livingstone Indimuli were arrested on Tuesday, October 1 and are detained at Kakamega County Police Headquarters awaiting arraignment in court
“The incident happened at around 4 pm as reported to us by concerned citizens. It is alleged that they pushed the passenger out of their speeding vehicle.
“Investigations are underway as we want to ascertain the allegations,” a senior police officer at the station confirmed.
Cases of rogue matatu crew narrowing down on unsuspecting
In August 2019, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested a matatu crew who pushed a passenger out of a moving vehicle. The incident is reported to have happened on August 2, 2019, on Thika Road near Roysambu after the victim had a disagreement with the conductor. He died on the spot.
In July 2019, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) went after a Nairobi matatu Sacco whose crew was accused of killing a woman. Florence Wanjiru, 28, was hurled out of a Killeton Sacco matatu plying the Kileleshwa-Lavington route.