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Speeding Modern Coast driver charged with reckless driving

The driver of a Modern Coast bus that was captured on camera speeding on the wrong side of the road at the Nithi black-spot on the Meru-Chuka road has been charged with reckless driving.

Mr Robert Nabea Mugambi was also charged with carrying excess passengers and risking their lives due to careless driving.

The court heard that he overtook other vehicles and crisscrossed the lane at the Nithi Black Spot on December 16.

The accused admitted driving on the wrong lane, but denied carrying excess passengers.

REVOKED LICENSE

Mr Nabea told the magistrate that he was ferrying 45 passengers in the bus of registration number KCG 908S.

Meru Principal magistrate Monica Maroro released the accused on a Sh300,000 bond with a surety of similar amount or Sh150,000 cash bail pending the case hearing on March 1,2017.

The case will be mentioned on January 3. The court also ruled that the driver’s licence be withdrawn until the case is heard and determined.

Following the incident, the National Transport and Safety Authority has since revoked Mr Nabea’s driving licence.