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Thika Road Blasts:Case against bus crews quashed

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has terminated the cases against five crew members of the buses that were involved in the twin blasts along Thika Superhighway on Sunday.

“Having perused the files, the DPP found no evidence to show that the accused persons knew that there was a design by any of the passengers to blown up the buses in question,” read a press release to newsrooms.

The five, who appeared before chief magistrate Emily Ominde on Tuesday  were accused of failing to prevent murder by failing to search passengers boarding their respective buses.They denied the charges and were each released on a Sh5 million bond with sureties.

(READ:Five in court for not frisking passengers in blast buses)

The five, Robert Gakuru and Joshua Wambugu, who were drivers, and conductors James Munene, Geoffrey Mwangi and Antony Muthee, had earlier through their lawyer Kiama Wangai called for the case to be quashed.

The two drivers and three conductors also wanted the court to set aside any orders and further proceedings in the cases against them.

The five are crew members of the MwiSacco and Jeean buses that blew up and killed three people injuring 86 others.

The director of prosecution had on Wednesday recalled the police file of the case to review its validity.