Thursday, May 28, 2009
Driver Gets Years For killing police Officer!
A matatu driver was has been jailed for five years for killing a police officer through dangerous driving.
Phillip Muli Sembe,38, pleaded guilty that he caused the of Constable Martin Shikuku on the Nairobi-Thika highway on May 21.
Mr. Shikuku was with a fellow police officer, mr. mohammed Ishmael, when he was hit from behind by the speeding matatu which veered off the road after the driver lost its control.
The officers were returning to Kasarani Police Station around 11pm after concluding their beat duties on the highway, Nairobi chief magistrate Gilbert mutembei heard.
"The impact of the accident caused fear and awe to PC Ishmael who ducked into the thickets at the roadside. He returned to the scene later only to realise his colleague had suffered serious head, chest and leg injuries", the prosecutor told the court.
The fatally injured officer was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
In mitigation Sembe said that was his first accident since he begun driving.He pleaded for leniency saying that he was remoseful that a law enforcer lost his life.
"You will serve five years in jail due to your recklessness but you have 14 days to appeal", Mr. mutembei told him.
yES! I think bongolanders have got something to learn here, au sio?
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