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Kasarani Conductor beaten to death for ‘overcharging’ passengers

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He was accused of tainting the Sacco’s image.

play MSL Sacco matatus. Conductor beaten to death for ‘overcharging’ passengers (Courtesy)

Julius Kamau, a matatu conductor operating along the Kasarani-Mwiki route was beaten to death for allegedly overcharging passengers.

He worked for the Mwiki Sacco Limited (MSL) and was assaulted by a group of men believed to be the Sacco’s officials.

According to reports, Kamau charged the passengers Sh100, Sh20 more than the Sacco’s recommended Sh80.

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Kamau was accosted by two Sacco officials upon arrival in Kasarani from town, demanding to know how much he’d charged the passengers.

A fight ensued with the pair beating up Kamau, accusing him of tainting the Sacco’s image.

According to Winfred Kimanzi, the deceased’s wife, her husband arrived home with a swollen face and injuries to the mouth.

“As we were taking him to hospital, he was complaining of severe body pain, so much that he could barely walk,” she stated.

Habit

Kamau was taken to Kiambu Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries sustained during the assault.

However, when contacted, MSL distanced itself from the duo, claiming that they are not its officials.

A former conductor with the MSL sacco, Samuel Mungai, claimed that there has been a habit of certain officers in the Sacco beating up matatu operators.

Meanwhile, a post-mortem is set to be conducted on Kamau’s body on Monday to ascertain the cause of death.

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