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UNIVERSITY ACCIDENT: Driver of killer matatu charged with causing deaths

The driver of a matatu that crashed at Co-operative University in Karen was on Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Benard Njoroge also faced 30 counts of causing injuries to students by dangerous driving.

Two students died on the spot when matatu overturned on Monday, while 33 others were seriously injured.

The wreckage of the vehicle at the scene of the accident on February 29, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY
The wreckage of the vehicle at the scene of the accident on February 29, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY

The driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp corner as it sped inside the university campus.

The matatu, belonging to Ongata Line Sacco, was “overloaded with university students who were hanging precariously on the vehicle’s rooftop and others were crammed at the door”.

The driver was reportedly drunk.