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City billionaire finally charged with drunk driving and causing death

Nairobi tycoon Joel Kamau Kibe was on Thursday morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The city billionaire was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and injuring a guard.

He denied knocking a sentry box and injuring Charles Wachira who later succumbed to injuries.

He was released on a cash bail of sh100, 000 pending hearing on March 28, 2016.

Mr Kibe is alleged to have knocked the guards at a roadblock in the upmarket Runda Estate on Tuesday at 3.20 am while driving back to his house.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

His appearance in court aborted on Wednesday after he was allowed to seek medical care for a few days, according to his lawyer, Cliff Ombeta.

Mr Ombeta said his client had fractured two ribs in the accident that badly damaged the white Range Rover Vogue he has been driving since 2012 when he was appointed the chairman of motor dealer CMC Holdings.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY