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Speeding matatu hits pedestrians at zebra crossing in CBD

Two pedestrians escaped death narrowly when they were knocked down by a speeding matatu at a pedestrians’ crossing along Moi Avenue.

Police said the pair, a 68-year-old woman and a middle aged man sustained slight injuries when the matatu hit them as they were using the designated crossing area on Moi Avenue opposite the Bazaar Plaza.

The speeding vehicle, which was heading into the CBD from Kangemi, screeched to a halt as the two victims were sprawled on the ground on the opposite side of the road during the Thursday morning accident.

DRIVER ARRESTED

Nairobi County Traffic Commander Mr Edward Mwamburi, while confirming the accident, said the Super Metro Sacco driver was arrested and would be arraigned in court on Friday.

“The two, who luckily sustained slight injuries, were rushed to Kiambu Hospital and police took statements from them,” he told Nation.co.ke.

After the accident, an irate mob immediately surrounded the vehicle to prevent the driver from escaping as others assisted the shocked old woman to sit up.