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USIU student agrees to meet with kin of victim killed in grisly accident

The driver of the car that hit a budding artist at Gwa Kairu along Thika highway has said he is willing to hold talks with the late Dominic Macharia’s family in a bid to end the stalemate.

“I shall be meeting up with the family when the right time comes. However, I do not wish to say more about this because the story is not about me but about the deceased’s family and they have already talked to the press about it,” Mr Kelvin Mwangi told Nairobi News on phone when asked to give his side of the story.

Police sources said the 22-year-old student of United States International University was driving from One Four area in Ruiru, where he had gone to buy used bicycles, towards Nairobi when he hit Macharia two weeks ago.

Macharia’s mother Mary Ng’endo said the family understood that Mwangi was a young man and would not have caused the accident intentionally, but wondered why he had not yet made attempts to talk to them in a bid to clear up the issue.

“That notwithstanding, we shall proceed with the case,” she said.

But, police have said Macharia’s family would have a weak case should they insist on suing the driver since their son was crossing the road at a point not designated for pedestrians.