Man, son escape death in Narumoru crash - Daily Nation

Man, son escape death in Narumoru crash

Saturday October 27 2018

Karicheni crash

The wreckage of the car after the crash in Karicheni on the Nyeri-Nanyuki highway on October 26, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY 

By JOSEPH WANGUI
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A man and his 10-year-old son escaped death following a grisly road road in Karicheni along Nyeri-Nanyuki highway on Friday afternoon.

Kieni East traffic base commander Judith Magiri said the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled.

“They suffered injuries and were taken to Outspan hospital for treatment. None is in critical condition,” said Ms Magiri.

The man was driving from Nanyuki towards Nyeri when the 2pm crash occurred. The car was extensively damaged and was towed to Narumoru Police Station.

Meanwhile, 35 touts were arraigned in a Nyeri court for shouting at passengers and breaching public peace.

They appeared before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo where they pleaded guilty and were each fined Sh2,000 in default spend 30 days in prison.

They were arrested on Thursday evening and Friday morning at different matatu terminals within the Nyeri. The court convicted them on their own plea of guilty. Prosecution said they were first offenders.

The court heard that they caused inconvenience and annoyance to the public while making noise to obtain passengers for public service vehicles, contrary to the Traffic Act.

According to Section 103 of the Act, any person found guilty of touting for the first time is liable to a fine not exceeding Sh30,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

Four other people were convicted for various other traffic offences including carrying excess passengers, causing obstruction, driving a public service vehicle without a license. They were each fined Sh3,000 in default serve three months in prison.

The previous day 34 passengers were each fined Sh500 for failing to buckle safety belts.