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Driver of killer vehicle linked to evangelist James Ng’ang’a arrested

By Cyrus Ombati | July 28th 2015

NAIROBI: The driver of a Range Rover that hit and killed a woman on Limuru-Nakuru highway has been arrested and would face charges soon.

Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet named the driver as Simon Maina Kuria. He was driving the Range Rover on Sunday evening in Manguo area when he collided with a salon car killing a female passenger identified as Mercy Njeri.

According to Boinnet, the salon car was driven by Martin Mbugwa.

“The wife of Nissan driver, who was a passenger, unfortunately succumbed to injuries and passed on. The Range Rover was inspected, and released. The driver will appear in the Limuru Senior Magistrates Court. He's on Sh20,000 cash bail,” said Boinnet.

He added the Range Rover was on General Dealers (KG) licence with valid insurance and was on test drive when the accident occurred.

This was contrary to claims that the Range Rover belonged to a popular evangelist. Residents of Limuru had claimed they say the evangelist at the scene of the accident. He was also present when the Range Rover was towed from Tigoni Police station on Monday.

The witnesses said the driver was driving on the opposite direction.

Meanwhile, the body of a Kenyan student who drowned while swimming in a lake in Germany has been flown to Kenya.

Joshua K’Oduka, who moved to Germany a month ago and was currently attending language courses at the Uni Leipzig is said to have drowned at a lake in the Eastern German city Leipzig.

His mother Benta K’Oduka said it was Joshua’s second trip to Germany having been here in 2013 for an internship at the University of Heidelberg.

“It is summer there and they had gone for swimming sessions when he drowned. I am very hurt. Very hurt but we will soldier on,” she said on the phone.

Ms K’Oduka said the body was flown to Kenya ahead of Friday’s planned burial event in Homabay.

A Maseno University graduate, Joshua was a well-known researcher in the field of medical entomology and parasitology focusing on Malaria, having even worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in the same field.

He leaves behind his wife, Debbie K’Oduka, a 3 year old daughter, Miky and a brother, Kevin K’Oduka

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