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Why Madaga’s ‘killer’ is yet to be arraigned in court

The motorist who knocked down a pedestrian who later died three weeks ago will be charged after investigations are concluded and a postmortem report availed to the police.

Police Spokesman Charles Owino said that investigations into the case, in which Mr Alex Madaga was seriously injured before he died at Kenyatta National Hospital, having waited in an ambulance for 18 hours, cannot be concluded until the postmortem report is received.

He said that the postmortem was conducted at City Mortuary and the officers investigating the matter have compiled their findings including vehicle inspection report.

“The chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor is yet to give us a copy of the report stating the cause of Madaga’s death,” said Mr Owino, adding that relatives of the deceased must also record statements with the police.

POSTMORTEM REPORT

He added that the postmortem report must be included in the file before it is taken to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for directions.

“The suspect will be arraigned in court after police receive instructions from the DPP,” said Mr Owino, adding that the suspect’s bond was also extended as traffic police officers wait for the report.

Mr Madaga was hit by a speeding car along Waiyaki Way while crossing the road and was rushed to Kikuyu Hospital from where he was transferred to KNH after three private hospitals declined to admit him.

But the patient, who suffered injuries on the head and the abdomen, was made to wait for 18 hours before being admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital where all the 21 ICU beds were occupied at the time, according to the hospital’s administration.

Mr Madaga died two days later and was buried in Vihiga County last Saturday.